Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S
AbstractEvidence about job mobility outside the U.S. is scarce and difficult to compare cross-nationally because of non-uniform data. We document job mobility patterns of college graduates in their first three years in the labor market, using unique uniform data covering 11 European countries and Japan. Using the NLSY, we replicate the information in this survey to compare the results to the U.S. We find that (1) U.S. graduates hold more jobs than European graduates. (2) Contrasting conventional wisdom, job mobility in Japan is only somewhat lower than the European average. (3) There are large differences in job mobility within Europe.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Swedish Institute for Social Research in its series Working Paper Series with number 11/2010.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 17 Dec 2010
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Job Mobility; Graduates; Europe; Japan; U.S.;
Other versions of this item:
- Borghans Lex & Golsteyn Bart, 2011. "Job mobility in Europe, Japan and the US," Research Memorandum 008, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
- Borghans Lex & Golsteyn Bart, 2011. "Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S," ROA Research Memorandum 001, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
- Borghans, Lex & Golsteyn, Bart H.H., 2010. "Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S," IZA Discussion Papers 5386, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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- NEP-EUR-2011-01-23 (Microeconomic European Issues)
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