The influence of pensions on job mobility

McCormick, Barry and Hughes, Gordon (1984) The influence of pensions on job mobility. Journal of Public Economics, 23, (1-2), 183-206. (doi:10.1016/0047-2727(84)90072-0).


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In this paper we construct a model of the loss of firm-specific capital suffered by employees with occupational pensions who change job. The simplest loss function may be represented as the product of job tenure and years to retirement. Estimates of logit equations for individual job search in Great Britain suggest that the effect of pension status can be satisfactorily captured by this simple loss function. These equations and others for job turnover indicate that membership of an occupational pension scheme substantially reduces job mobility.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0047-2727(84)90072-0
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33018
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February 1984Published
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:59

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