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Occupational change in Britain and Germany

Longhi, S and Brynin, M (2010) 'Occupational change in Britain and Germany.' Labour Economics, 17 (4). pp. 655-666. ISSN 0927-5371

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Abstract

We use British and German panel data to analyse job changes involving a change in occupation. We assess: (1) the extent of occupational change, taking into account the possibility of measurement error in occupational codes; (2) whether job changes within the occupation differ from occupation changes in terms of the characteristics of those making such switches; and (3) the effects of the two kinds of moves in respect of wages and job satisfaction. We find that occupation changes differ from other job changes, generally reflecting a less satisfactory employment situation, but also that the move in both cases is positive in respect of change in wages and job satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job change; Occupation change; Britain; Germany
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 10:11
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7089

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