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Structural Change, Competition and Job Turnover in the Swedish Manufacturing Industry 1964-96

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  • Lundberg, Lars

    (Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

  • Andersson, Linda

    (Department of Economics, UmeƄ University)

  • Gustafsson, Ola

    (Trade Union Institute for Economic Research)

Abstract

The rate of inter-industry job turnover in Swedish manufacturing seems to be driven by the dispersion of profit changes among industries. Shifts in international competitiveness among industries played a central role for explaining this pattern. The rate of intra-industry job turnover among plants has been higher in industries with many small plants, low profit margins and high import penetration.

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  • Lundberg, Lars & Andersson, Linda & Gustafsson, Ola, 1998. "Structural Change, Competition and Job Turnover in the Swedish Manufacturing Industry 1964-96," Working Paper Series 148, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:fiefwp:0148
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    1. Gartell, Marie & Jans, Ann-Christin & Persson, Helena, 2007. "The importance of education for the reallocation of labor: evidence from Swedish linked employer-employee data 1986-2002," Working Paper Series 2007:14, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.

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    Keywords

    Comparative advantage; market power; structural change; job turnover;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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