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Job Mobility and Wage Dynamics

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  • Smeets, Valérie

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

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Using a dataset covering the population of Danish private-sector workers, I analyze the relationship between job changes and wage dynamics. I …nd that the number of past job changes is positively related to wages. This result is consistent with the idea that workers changing …rms end up with better matches than workers who do not change …rms. The main …ndings are veri…ed using the U.S. NLSY panel data, implying that they can not be attributed to the peculiarities of the Danish labor market

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06-9.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2006_009

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Keywords: Worker turnover; wages; matching; human capital; matched employer-employee data;

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  1. Frederiksen, Anders & Halliday, Timothy J. & Koch, Alexander K., 2010. "Within- and Cross-Firm Mobility and Earnings Growth," IZA Discussion Papers 5163, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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