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 Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5386.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Publication status: published as 'Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the United States' in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2012, 50 (3), 436-456
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Other versions of this item:
- Borghans, Lex & Golsteyn, Bart H.H., 2010. "Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S," Working Paper Series 11/2010, Swedish Institute for Social Research.
- Borghans Lex & Golsteyn Bart, 2011. "Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S," Research Memoranda 001, Maastricht : ROA, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
- Borghans Lex & Golsteyn Bart, 2011. "Job mobility in Europe, Japan and the US," Research Memoranda 008, Maastricht : METEOR, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization.
- 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
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
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- NEP-ALL-2011-01-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2011-01-03 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-LAB-2011-01-03 (Labour Economics)
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