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Author Quintin, Erwan ♦ Stevens, John J.
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Employee Turnover ♦ Job Matching Model ♦ Employee Tenure ♦ Much Firm Specific Human Capital ♦ Firm Specific Human Capital V ♦ Unique Data Set ♦ Job Matching ♦ Establishment Survival Rate ♦ New Test
Description Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Finance and Economics Discussion Paper Series #2003–XXX
We use a unique data set on employee turnover by industry in Arizona to test competing theories of turnover. We find that industries with lower establishment survival rates have more employee turnover, even after controlling for differences in the distribution of employee tenure. This result is consistent with a model of turnover where employees choose how much firm specific human capital to accumulate, but it is inconsistent with job matching models.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-01-01