Job Mobility in Britain: Are the Scots Different? Evidence from the BHPS
AbstractThe Scottish extension-sample of the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) is used to shed light on differences in job mobility patterns in England and Scotland for both men and women. Based on probit estimates of the overall mobility rate, a decomposition is applied to distinguish between explained and unexplained differences. Furthermore, exploiting data on the number of job changes, a zero inflated Poisson model is estimated to provide information on possible differences in the expected number of job changes. Overall, there is evidence that suggests significant differences in mobility patterns south and north of the Borders; however, these are confined to men. Yet, whether this suffices to justify a heterogeneous labour market policy for the two countries remains to be seen.
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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: May 2003
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Publication status: published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2004, 51(3), 329-358
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Other versions of this item:
- Axel Heitmueller, 2004. "Job Mobility In Britain: Are The Scots Different? Evidence From The Bhps," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 51(3), pages 329-358, 08.
- Axel Heitmueller, 2003. "Job Mobility in Britain: Are the Scots Different? Evidence from the BHPS," Working Papers, Department of Economics, School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University E02, Department of Economics, School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University.
- Axel Heitmueller, 2003. "Job Mobility in Britain: Are the Scots different? Evidence from the BHPS," CERT Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University 0303, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
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- NEP-ALL-2003-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2003-05-29 (European Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2003-05-29 (Labour Economics)
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