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Title: An Analysis of the Determinants of Occupational Upgrading
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1. Leigh, Duane E.
An Analysis of the Determinants of Occupational Upgrading
New York, NY: Academic Press, 1978
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; Earnings; Employment; Human Capital Theory; Job Tenure; Mobility; Mobility, Job; Schooling; Vocational Education

The occupational mobility of individual workers is examined in attempting to test several hypotheses drawn from human capital theory and the dual labor market hypothesis. The tests involve a comparison of the occupational advancement of black and white males in similar age categories using two sources of longitudinal data. Census data allow the measurement of occupational change between l965 and l970, while change over the l966-69 period is examined using the NLS of Young Men. Results indicate that education and post-school investments in vocational training and job tenure have positive effects of roughly similar magnitudes on the upgrading of blacks and whites. Controlling for these personal endowments, the effect on upgrading of mobility between employers is also estimated.
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Leigh, Duane E. An Analysis of the Determinants of Occupational Upgrading. New York, NY: Academic Press, 1978.