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Wage mobility in the Italian labour market - Comparing search, matching and training models

Giovanni Sulis ()

No 2-DEISFOL, Working Papers - Dipartimento di Economia from Dipartimento di Economia, Sapienza University of Rome

Abstract: This paper studies the sources of wage growth and the process of turnover for a sample of Italian workers employed in the private sector. Different theories based on the job-speci¯c skill investment are tested and discussed. Results indicate a very large proportion of wage cuts upon moving to a new job and lack of duration dependence in reservation wages. As a consequence, mobility patterns and wage dynamics can hardly be explained by a single model; each model is instead only able alone to capture some stylised facts. On the contrary, heterogeneity in mobility rates seems to play an important role.

Keywords: Wage Mobility; On-the-Job Search; Matching; Training; Duration Dependence; Heterogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J41 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2004, Revised 2004
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