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February 2005, Vol. 128, No.2

Job mobility and wage growth: evidence from the NLSY79

Audrey Light
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University.
E-mail: light.20@osu.edu

Data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth provide an unusually complete history of employment experiences; analyses of why workers separate from their employers, frequencies of these separations, and job mobility's impact on earnings reveal that today's labor markets are far more dynamic than previously realized.

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