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La mobilité de la main-d'œuvre en Europe. Le rôle des caractéristiques individuelles et de l'hétérogénéité entre pays

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  • Christine Erhel
  • Mathilde Guergoat-Larivière

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This article develops a descriptive analysis of labour market transitions in Europe. Using eu-silc database for the years 2006-2007, it focuses on transitions between employment, unemployment and inactivity. It appears that the quality of these transitions is correlated to factors such as education, gender, age as well as health or marital status. In particular, some social groups such as low skilled, women, youth, senior workers and people with ill-health seem particularly affected by unfavourable transitions. In a comparative perspective, the hypothesis of inter-country heterogeneity is empirically validated, and some countries seem to increase the average probability to experience favourable mobility (Nordic countries). Besides, it appears that inequalities between social groups in terms of transitions vary greatly across countries. Classification JEL : J08, J60

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  • Christine Erhel & Mathilde Guergoat-Larivière, 2013. "La mobilité de la main-d'œuvre en Europe. Le rôle des caractéristiques individuelles et de l'hétérogénéité entre pays," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 64(2), pages 309-343.
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    1. Richard Duhautois & Christine Erhel & Mathilde Guergoat-Larivière, 2014. "State dependence and labour market transitions in the European Union," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14082, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    2. Mickaël Portela & Camille Signoretto, 2017. "Qualité de l’emploi et aspirations professionnelles : quels liens avec la mobilité volontaire des jeunes salariés en CDI ?," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 68(2), pages 249-279.
    3. Y. Saks, 2016. "Socio-economic transitions on the labour market : a European benchmarking exercise," Economic Review, National Bank of Belgium, issue iii, pages 41-58, December.

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    JEL classification:

    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General

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