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What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Say About Labor Income Risk?

Serdar Ozkan (), Jae Song (), Fatih Karahan () and Fatih Guvenen ()

No 1271, 2013 Meeting Papers from Society for Economic Dynamics

Abstract: The first part of this paper estimates a set of stochastic processes with increasing generality to capture these salient features of earnings dynamics to provide a reliable "user's guide" for applied economists. In the second part, we examine if these documented features can be explained in a standard job ladder model with learning about match quality and depreciation of skills during unemployment.

Date: 2013
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