Human capital, matching and job satisfaction

Tim Barmby, Barbara Eberth, Alex Bryson

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Using a model of wage determination developed by Stevens (2003) we offer an explanation of why tenure has a negative effect when entered in job satisfaction equations. If job satisfaction measures match quality, then the explanation follows from a model of the labour market in which workers accumulate specific human capital at the firm they work and the way in which this accumulation affects the way workers react to outside job opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCentre for Economic Performance
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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NameCentre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper


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