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Does intersectoral labour mobility pay for academics?

Timo Tohmo () and Jutta Viinikainen
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Timo Tohmo: University of Jyväskylä
Jutta Viinikainen: University of Jyväskylä

Scientometrics, 2017, vol. 113, issue 1, 83-103

Abstract: Abstract Labour mobility plays a significant role in the diffusion of knowledge and economic growth. In this study, we examined academics’ incentives for mobility among university, private sector and government jobs. Using register data on doctoral degree holders in Finland, we found that moving from academia to the private sector is related to higher subsequent earnings, particularly among young academics and in hard sciences. However, frequent mobility across sectors was related to lower subsequent earnings.

Keywords: Mobility; Academics; Triple helix; Academia; Private sector; Public sector; Wage; Earnings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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