EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Job Duration, Seniority, and Earnings

Katharine Gail Abraham () and Henry S Farber

American Economic Review, 1987, vol. 77, issue 3, pages 278-97

Abstract: An important stylized fact about labor markets is that workers with longer seniority with their current employer have higher earnings than other workers with the same total labor market experience. This study shows that workers in longer jobs earn more throughout than workers in a series of shorter jobs and that the measured positive cross-sectional return seniority is largely a statistical artifact due to the correlation of seniority with an omitted variable representing the quality of the worker, the job, or the worker-employer match. The implication is tha t earnings do not, in fact, rise very much with seniority. Copyright 1987 by American Economic Association.

Date: 1987
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (168) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8282%2819870 ... 3B2-%23&origin=repec full text (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See http://www.jstor.org for details.

Related works:
Working Paper: Job Duration, Seniority and Earnings (1986)
Working Paper: Job Duration, Seniority, and Earnings (1986) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:77:y:1987:i:3:p:278-97

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.aeaweb.org/subscribe.html

Access Statistics for this article

American Economic Review is currently edited by Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

More articles in American Economic Review from American Economic Association
Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Jane Voros ().

 
Page updated 2014-09-15
Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:77:y:1987:i:3:p:278-97