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Author: LaLonde, Robert J.
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1. Holzer, Harry J.
LaLonde, Robert J.
Job Change and Job Stability among Less Skilled Workers
In: Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform. D.E. Card and R.M. Blank, eds. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Family Characteristics; Job Search; Job Skills; Job Tenure; Mobility, Job; Mobility, Labor Market; Skilled Workers; Skills; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT

...Thus, we find a need to update important parts of the previous literature on employment stability among less skilled workers, particularly in light of the major changes that have occurred in the labor market for these workers. More attention needs to be placed on less skilled workers more generally, who can be identified on the basis of academic achievement through test scores as well as educational attainment. In addition, we need to consider how other determinants of employment stability, such as job characteristics, previous employment experiences, and family status, affect this group compared with other workers.
Bibliography Citation
Holzer, Harry J. and Robert J. LaLonde. "Job Change and Job Stability among Less Skilled Workers" In: Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform. D.E. Card and R.M. Blank, eds. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000
2. Holzer, Harry J.
LaLonde, Robert J.
Job Change and Job Stability Among Less-Skilled Young Workers
JCPR Working Paper 80, Joint Center for Poverty Research, Northwestern University/University of Chicago, March 1999
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Joint Center for Poverty Research
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Cognitive Ability; Education; Educational Attainment; Employment; Employment, Part-Time; Fertility; Gender Differences; High School Dropouts; Job Skills; Job Training; Job Turnover; Marital Status; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT; Welfare; Work History

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

In this paper we review evidence from previous studies of job and employment instability among less-educated young workers, and we provide some new evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Our results indicate that early employment instability contributes somewhat to the low levels of employment observed among high school dropouts, especially females. Important determinants of job stability include the cognitive skills of the workers themselves (as measured by math test scores); current or previous experience and job tenure; and a variety of job characteristics, including starting wages, occupation and industry. Job instability among female dropouts seems to be strongly related to fertility history and marital status. Some implications for policy, especially welfare reform, are discussed as well.
Bibliography Citation
Holzer, Harry J. and Robert J. LaLonde. "Job Change and Job Stability Among Less-Skilled Young Workers." JCPR Working Paper 80, Joint Center for Poverty Research, Northwestern University/University of Chicago, March 1999.
3. Holzer, Harry J.
LaLonde, Robert J.
Job Change and Job Stability Among Less-Skilled Young Workers
Discussion Paper No. 1191-99, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 1999.
Also: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp119199.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Keyword(s): Dropouts; Fertility; Job Skills; Job Tenure; Marital Status; Occupations; Skills; Wages; Welfare; Work Experience

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

In this paper we review evidence from previous studies of job and employment instability among less-educated young workers, and we provide new evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. We find that early employment instability contributes somewhat to the low levels of employment observed among high school dropouts, especially females. Important determinants of job stability include the cognitive skills of the workers themselves (as measured by math test scores), current or previous experience and job tenure, and a variety of job characteristics including starting wages, occupation, and industry. Job instability among female dropouts seems to be strongly related to fertility history and marital status. Some implications for policy, especially welfare reform, are discussed as well.
Bibliography Citation
Holzer, Harry J. and Robert J. LaLonde. "Job Change and Job Stability Among Less-Skilled Young Workers." Discussion Paper No. 1191-99, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 1999.