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Job Tenure and Job Mobility in Britain

Booth, Alison L and Francesconi, Marco and Garcia-Serrano, Carlos (1999) 'Job Tenure and Job Mobility in Britain.' ILR Review, 53 (1). pp. 43-70. ISSN 0019-7939

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Abstract

<jats:p> Using work-history data from the British Household Panel Survey, the authors examine job mobility and job tenure over the period 1915–90. British men and women held an average of five jobs over the course of their work lives, and half of all lifetime job changes occurred in the first ten years. Separation hazards were higher for more recent cohorts, implying an increase in job instability. As jobs accumulated, average tenure lengthened, but the proportion of involuntary separations increased. For both men and women, the rise in job instability was particularly marked in the lowest occupational classification. In general, job insecurity was greater for men than women. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 10:55
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2570

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