Job-to-Job Flows in the Great Recession
Authors: Hyatt, Henry; McEntarfer, Erika
Source: The American Economic Review, Volume 102, Number 3, May 2012 , pp. 580-583(4)
Publisher: American Economic Association
Abstract:We develop prototype job-to-job flow measures to provide new evidence on labor turnover and earnings dynamics in the Great Recession. We find a sharp drop in job mobility in the Great Recession, much sharper than the previous recession, and higher earnings penalties for job transitions with an intervening nonemployment spell. Focusing on residential construction separators in particular, we find increasing rates of industry change and higher earnings penalties from job change in the Great Recession.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 2012
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