Human capital, matching and job satisfaction

Tim Barmby, Alex Bryson, Barbara Eberth

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We offer an explanation of the negative tenure effect in empirical job satisfaction equations. If job satisfaction measures match quality, the explanation follows from specific human capital accumulation and how this affects workers’ reactions to outside job opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-551
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Early online date31 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • job satisfaction
  • job match quality
  • tenure


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