Worker Mobility, Displacement, Redeployment and Wage Dynamics in Italy

22 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2007

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Bruno Contini

University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies, IZA; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Claudia Villosio

LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies; R&P Ricerche e Progetti

Date Written: February 2007

Abstract

We investigate various stylized facts on wage growth, labor mobility and firm size, to date unexplored in Italy. Using a wage decomposition that allows to separate "individual premiums" from firm-effects, we ascertain: (1) whether movers are better off than stayers; (2) whether firm size affects the outcome of workers' mobility across; and (3) the extent to which did job displacement and redeployment inflict wage losses to downsized workers. The sample - a closed panel of full-time male employees, aged 20-50, at work from 1986 to 1991 - is drawn from the employer-employee linked database WHIP (Work Histories Italian Panel).

Keywords: job mobility, wage growth, displaced workers

JEL Classification: J62, J63

Suggested Citation

Contini, Bruno and Villosio, Claudia, Worker Mobility, Displacement, Redeployment and Wage Dynamics in Italy (February 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2622, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=969632

Bruno Contini (Contact Author)

University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies, IZA ( email )

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Claudia Villosio

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