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The Resource Moving up or moving on : who advances in the low-wage labor market?, Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane

Moving up or moving on : who advances in the low-wage labor market?, Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane

Label
Moving up or moving on : who advances in the low-wage labor market?
Title
Moving up or moving on
Title remainder
who advances in the low-wage labor market?
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using new Census data, Moving Up or Moving On follows a group of low earners over a nine-year period to analyze the behaviors and characteristics of individuals and employers that lead workers to successful career outcomes. The authors find that, in general, workers who "moved on" to different employers fared better than those who tried to "move up" within the same firm. While changing employers meant losing valuable job tenure and spending more time out of work than those who stayed put, workers who left their jobs in search of better opportunity elsewhere ended up with significantly higher earnings in the long term - in large part because they were able to find employers that paid better wages and offered more possibilities for promotion. Yet moving on to better jobs is difficult for many of the working poor because they lack access to well-paying firms. Andersson, Holzer, and Lane demonstrate that low-wage workers tend to live far from well-paying employers, making an improved transportation infrastructure a vital component of any public policy to improve job prospects for the poor. Labor market intermediaries can also help improve access to good employers. The authors find that one such intermediary, temporary help agencies, improved long-term outcomes for low-wage earners by giving them exposure to better-paying firms and therefore the opportunity to obtain better jobs. Taken together, these findings suggest that public policy can best serve the working poor by expanding their access to good employers, assisting them with job training and placement, and helping them to prepare for careers that combine both mobility and job retention strategies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andersson, Fredrik
Dewey number
331.12/7/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4918
LC item number
.A59 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holzer, Harry J.
  • Lane, Julia I
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minimum wage
  • Working poor
  • Wages
  • Labor mobility
Label
Moving up or moving on : who advances in the low-wage labor market?, Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Advancement and the low-wage labor market -- The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program data -- Who are the low earners and what are their jobs? -- Transitions out of low earnings: who, when, and where? -- Moving up or on: the role of job mobility in raising earnings -- Firms that hire and advance low earners: a closer look / with Erika McEntarfer -- Where are the good jobs? The role of local geography / with Simon Burgess
Control code
55847071
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780871540577
Lccn
2004051081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Moving up or moving on : who advances in the low-wage labor market?, Fredrik Andersson, Harry J. Holzer, and Julia I. Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Advancement and the low-wage labor market -- The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program data -- Who are the low earners and what are their jobs? -- Transitions out of low earnings: who, when, and where? -- Moving up or on: the role of job mobility in raising earnings -- Firms that hire and advance low earners: a closer look / with Erika McEntarfer -- Where are the good jobs? The role of local geography / with Simon Burgess
Control code
55847071
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780871540577
Lccn
2004051081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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