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The Determinants of Job Stability in the UAE: Using Satisfaction Variables

Khalifa Abdulrhman () and Marina-Selini Katsaiti ()
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Khalifa Abdulrhman: United Arab Emirates University

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No 1003826, Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: This study investigates the job stability pattern in the United Arab Emirates and the effect of satisfaction on job stability for nationals and expatriates, in both the private and public sector, for male and female workers. It investigates the micro factors that affect the employee?s decision on whether to stay in a job or quit. This paper have read several paper studying the job stability pattern of different countries and we have found that this kind of pattern strongly effect the number of people unemployed and therefore effect the output of the economy. We use cross-sectional data from the survey that is conducted by the Ministry of Labor in 2013. Due to the lack of panel data, our job mobility control is proxied using the average number of jobs changed by each employee. In our investigation of job stability, we use the current job ratio. We find that job mobility increases with age, job stability increases with salary and qualifications and is greater in the private sector, by controlling for the satisfaction variables, boring unimportant jobs and the feeling of staying long affects positively, while the feeling of quitting soon gives lower number of jobs. Employees from the northern side of the country tend to have lower job ratio. While receiving assistance, satisfied with salary, satisfied benefits, and satisfaction index increases the job ratio. On the other side, we found a negative effect from low training, and hard work motivation.

Keywords: UAE; Job Mobility; Job Stability; Job Satisfaction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J01 J08 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 15 pages
Date: 2015-05
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 15th International Academic Conference, Rome, May 2015, pages 2-16

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