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Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results From A Longitudinal Survey

June 27, 2008

The average person born in the later years of the baby boom held 10.8 jobs from ages 18 to 42, with most of these jobs held from ages 18 to 27. Although job duration tends to be longer the older a worker is when starting the job, they continued to have large numbers of short-duration jobs as they approached middle age. More...


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