Rising Occupational and Industry Mobility in the United States: 1968-1993
Gueorgui Kambourov () and
Iourii Manovskii ()
No 1110, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
We analyze the dynamics of worker mobility in the United States over the 1968-1993 period at various levels of occupational and industry aggregation. We find a substantial overall increase in occupational and industry mobility over the period and document the levels and time trends in mobility for various age-education subgroups of the population. To control for measurement error in occupation and industry coding, we develop a method that utilizes the newly released, by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Retrospective Occupation-Industry Supplemental Data Files. We emphasize the importance of the findings for understanding a number of issues in macro and labor economics, including changes in wage inequality, productivity, life-cycle earnings profiles, job stability and job security.
Keywords: occupational mobility; industry mobility; career mobility; sectoral reallocation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E20 J21 J24 J44 J45 J62 J63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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