ERIC Number: ED081939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Occupational Mobility of Low Income Workers.
This dissertation is primarily concerned with assessing the impact of changes in the aggregate labor supply-demand balance on the upward occupational mobility of lower income workers. The empirical analysis indicates that the size of inter-occupational flows is cyclically sensitive, given relative wages. As the labor market tightens, the proportion of labor income workers moving into more favored occupations increases. It also is found that the demographic variable having the strongest effect on the likelihood of mobility is a worker's sex. The analysis suggests that the probability of upward mobility is systematically related to changes in the degree of labor market tightness. Further it indicates that the supply of labor is flexible and able to adapt to changing labor market needs. (Author)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Labor Economics, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Low Income Groups, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), Sex Differences, Wages
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-208 340, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Dept. of Economics.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri