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Was the mid-2000s drop in the British job change rate genuine or a survey design effect?

Jenkins, Stephen P. (2020) Was the mid-2000s drop in the British job change rate genuine or a survey design effect? Economics Letters, 194. ISSN 0165-1765

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109383

Abstract

The year-on-year job change rate fell sharply, from 18% in 2005 to around 13% in 2006, according to British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) estimates. This fall coincides with the introduction of dependent interviewing to the BHPS, intended to reduce measurement error and improve consistency. Estimates from models of job change misclassification (Hausman et al., 1998) show that reduced measurement error cannot account for the fall in the job change rate. This suggests that the fall was genuine.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/economics-le...
Additional Information: © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 08:54
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 14:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105270

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