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Job durations in Australia

Norris, K. (1984) Job durations in Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 26 (2). pp. 188-199.

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Jobs that started in 1976 lasted on average for two to three years, but the jobs of people who were employed in 1976 had average durations of over fifteen years. This paper demonstrates how different concepts of the duration of jobs result in widely different estimates and shows that, although job durations differ considerably between industries and occupations, fairly long job tenures for those currently employed are typical. These results are consistent with the widespread existence of internal labour markets and have some implications for macroeconomic policy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Inquiry
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Copyright: © 1984, Sage Publications.
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