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Occupational Labor Mobility

What is 'Occupational Labor Mobility'

Refers to the ease with which workers can switch career fields to find gainful employment or meet labor needs. Higher levels of occupational labor mobility help to maintain strong employment and productivity levels, leading many governments to provide occupational retraining to help workers acquire necessary skills and expedite the process.

Explaining 'Occupational Labor Mobility'

A lack of occupational labor mobility is often referred to as "golden handcuffs," meaning that higher paid workers with only one unique skill-set cannot quickly change career fields without a major financial adjustment. The ongoing struggles of the U.S. autoworker have provided a painful example of this, with many downsized workers not being able to find employment with compensation anywhere close to their previous levels.


Further Reading


Production in the finance literature, institutional reputation, and labor mobility in academia: A global perspective
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Sectoral Segmentation of Labor Markets and the Labor Mobility <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-ZKRK200402005.htm' />Sectoral Segmentation of Labor Markets and the Labor Mobility [J]
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Labor Mobility, Resource Allocation, and Structural UnemploymentLabor Mobility, Resource Allocation, and Structural Unemployment
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Labor mobility: Implications for asset pricingLabor mobility: Implications for asset pricing
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
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Training systems and labor mobility: A comparison between Germany and SwedenTraining systems and labor mobility: A comparison between Germany and Sweden
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
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Specificity of occupational training and occupational mobility: an empirical study based on Lazear's skill-weights approachSpecificity of occupational training and occupational mobility: an empirical study based on Lazear's skill-weights approach
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
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Testing the dual labor market hypothesis evidence from the israel labor mobility surveyTesting the dual labor market hypothesis evidence from the israel labor mobility survey
www.jstor.org [PDF]
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How much has house lock affected labor mobility and the unemployment rate?How much has house lock affected labor mobility and the unemployment rate?
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Occupational mobility of ethnic migrantsOccupational mobility of ethnic migrants
www.econstor.eu [PDF]
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Economic Systems, Social Networks and Occupational MobilityEconomic Systems, Social Networks and Occupational Mobility
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Q&A About Occupational Labor Mobility


What is Occupational Labor Mobility?

Occupational Labor Mobility refers to the ease with which workers can switch career fields to find gainful employment or meet labor needs.

Where can you find more information on occupational labor mobility?

You can find more information at Economic Policy Institute's website.

How are lack of occupational labor mobility and "golden handcuffs" related?

Lack of occupational labor mobility is often referred to as "golden handcuffs," meaning that higher paid workers with only one unique skill-set cannot quickly change career fields without a major financial adjustment. The ongoing struggles of the U.S. autoworker have provided a painful example of this, with many downsized workers not being able to find employment with compensation anywhere close to their previous levels.

What does higher levels of occupational labor mobility help to maintain?

Higher levels of occupational labor mobility help to maintain strong employment and productivity levels.

When was the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published?

The article was published in October 2017.

Why would many governments provide occupational retraining?

Many governments provide occupational retraining in order to expedite the process for workers acquiring necessary skills.