Consequences of voluntary job changes in Germany: A multilevel analysis for 1985-2013

Latzke, Markus and Kattenbach, Ralph and Schneidhofer, Thomas and Schramm, Florian and Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (2016) Consequences of voluntary job changes in Germany: A multilevel analysis for 1985-2013. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 93. pp. 139-149. ISSN 0001-8791

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Analyzing the development of the consequences of voluntary job changes in Germany between 1985 and 2013, the study focuses on income gains and job satisfaction increases. Drawing on arguments of the job-search literature on the one hand and the proliferation of choices on the other we investigate whether the returns of job changes have increased or decreased. Results show that income gains have decreased over time while the job satisfaction surplus has remained stable. We further conclude that in determining the outcomes of job changes over time, structural factors seem to be more important than individual ones.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: voluntary job change / income gains / job satisfaction / panel study / GSOEP
Divisions: Departments > Management
Departments > Management > Verhaltenswiss. orientiertes Management
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Markus Latzke
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 10:06
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 15:26
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