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Sectorial Structure, qualification characteristics and patterns of labour mobility

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  • Carlos Iglesias Fernández
  • Raquel Llorente Heras

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The paper has two main objectives: First, to research if workers show significant differences in labour opportunities. Second, to test the hypothesis that tertiarisation has important effects explaining it. Our hypothesis is double: - tertiarization has relevant effect on the structure of labour demand by skills. - the labour opportunities of workers can be influenced by the skills developed in the previous jobs and their concordance between sectoral changes. From a methodology point of view, our approach implies to study labour transition data of workers, sectoral change and its qualification implications. In order to research the previous argument, we analyse the labour mobility within European Countries. Therefore, data used in the paper come from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). All descriptive analysis have been carried out and, in the order hand, the results from dynamic logit panel data model point out that the relation of workers with tertiarization and its implications [approximated by their previous labour situation (sector and skill)] are significant explaining differences observed in labour transitions and its characteristics.

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  • Carlos Iglesias Fernández & Raquel Llorente Heras, 2005. "Sectorial Structure, qualification characteristics and patterns of labour mobility," Working Papers 02/05, Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social.
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    1. Carlos Usabiaga & Pablo Álvarez de Toledo & Fernando Núñez, 2013. "Labour Market Segmentation, Clusters, Mobility And Unemployment Duration With Individual Microdata," EcoMod2013 5688, EcoMod.
    2. Carlos Usabiaga & Fernando Núñez & Pablo Álvarez de Toledo, 2013. "Segmentación del mercado de trabajo, clusters, movilidad y duración de desempleo con datos individuales," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2013/02, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.
    3. Álvarez de Toledo, Pablo & Núñez, Fernando & Usabiaga, Carlos, 2014. "An empirical approach on labour segmentation. Applications with individual duration data," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 252-267.
    4. Gary Akehurst, 2008. "What do we really know about services?," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 2(1), pages 1-15, March.

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