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Title: Experimentation and Job Choice
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1. Antonovics, Kate
Golan, Limor
Experimentation and Job Choice
Journal of Labor Economics 30,2 (April 2012): 333-366.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Keyword(s): Occupational Choice; Occupations; Skills; Wage Growth

In this article, we examine optimal job choices when jobs differ in the rate at which they reveal information about workers’ skills. We then analyze how the optimal level of experimentation changes over a worker’s career and characterize job transitions and wage growth over the life cycle. Using the Dictionary of Occupational Titles merged with the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we then construct an index of how much information different occupations reveal about workers’ skills and document patterns of occupational choice and wage growth that are consistent with a trade-off between information and wages.
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Antonovics, Kate and Limor Golan. "Experimentation and Job Choice." Journal of Labor Economics 30,2 (April 2012): 333-366.