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Switching Occupational Categories

Devon Gorry, Aspen Gorry, Timothy Sablik and Nicholas Trachter

Richmond Fed Economic Brief, 2019, issue July, 4 pages

Abstract: Worker mobility, across jobs and across state lines, has fallen in recent decades. Changing jobs is one way workers gain new skills and improve their wages. New research also suggests that switching between white-collar and blue-collar occupations enables workers to learn valuable information about their abilities and the types of jobs they are best suited for. Any frictions inhibiting the ability of workers to switch occupations would be costly, particularly for young workers.

Keywords: migration; occupational switching; worker mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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