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Job disamenities, job satisfaction, quit intentions, and actual separations: putting the pieces together

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  • Böckerman, Petri
  • Ilmakunnas, Pekka

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We analyze the potential role of adverse working conditions at the workplace in the determination of employees’ quit behavior. Our data contain both detailed information on perceived job disamenities, job satisfaction, and quit intentions from a cross-section survey and information on employees’ actual job switches from longitudinal register data that can be linked to the survey. Reduced-form models show that employees facing adverse working conditions tend to have greater intentions to switch jobs and search for new matches more frequently. Multivariate probit models point out that job dissatisfaction that arises in adverse working conditions is related to job search and this in turn is related to actual job switches.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 3245.

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Date of creation: 15 May 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3245

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Keywords: working conditions; job satisfaction; on-the-job search; job separation; quits;

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