An Econometric Analysis of Inter-Firm Labour Mobility

Kidd, Michael Paul (1991) An Econometric Analysis of Inter-Firm Labour Mobility. The Canadian Journal of Economics, 24(3), pp. 517-535.

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This paper utilizes the Survey of Work History (1981) data to examine the importance of non-random sampling in the context of a model of interfirm labour mobility. The paper adopts Heckman's two-step procedure in order to estimate a three-equation model incorporating an individual's mobility status as endogenously determined. The main conclusion is that in estimating wage equations it is important to consider the role of job mobility and to correct for the effects of sample-selection bias. The results generally accord with those reported by Osberg et al. (1986) in the only previous Canadian study of job mobility in a sample-selection context.

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ID Code: 53574
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0008-4085
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 28 Sep 2012 04:48
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:10

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