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Occupational change in Britain and Germany

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Publication date

2010

Abstract

We use British and German panel data to analyse job changes involving a change in occupation. We assess: (1) the extent of occupational change, taking into account the possibility of measurement error in occupational codes; (2) whether job changes within the occupation differ from occupation changes in terms of the characteristics of those making such switches; and (3) the effects of the two kinds of moves in respect of wages and job satisfaction. We find that occupation changes differ from other job changes, generally reflecting a less satisfactory employment situation, but also that the move in both cases is positive in respect of change in wages and job satisfaction.

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Labour Economics

Volume and page numbers

17 , 655 -666

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2010.02.001

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1650556~S5

Notes

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