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Occupational change and mobility among employed and unemployed job seekers

Longhi, Simonetta and Taylor, Mark P (2013) 'Occupational change and mobility among employed and unemployed job seekers.' Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 60 (1). pp. 71-100. ISSN 0036-9292

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Abstract

We use data from the Labour Force Survey to show that employed and unemployed job seekers in Great Britain originate from different occupations and find jobs in different occupations. We find substantial differences in occupational mobility between job seekers: employed job seekers are most likely to move to occupations paying higher average wages relative to their previous occupation, while unemployed job seekers are most likely to move to lower paying occupations. Employed and unemployed job seekers exhibit different patterns of occupational mobility and, therefore, do not accept the same types of jobs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 11:44
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:14
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7774

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