EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

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)

Abstract: 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)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab
Date: 2004-04
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (10) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://ftp.iza.org/dp1110.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Rising Occupational and Industry Mobility in the United States:1968-1993 (2004) 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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1110

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().

 
Page updated 2019-11-12
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp1110