Earnings mobility among Italian low-paid workers

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This paper uses Italian panel data to analyse low pay transitions since the early 1990s. Results indicate that having more human capital reduces the probability of falling into low pay, but there is little impact on raising exit rates from low pay. Human capital effects are found to be larger for women than for men. There is considerable state dependence: the experience of low pay raises the probability of subsequent low pay episodes. Also, there is substantial unobserved heterogeneity associated with factors such as initial conditions, mobility out of the earnings distribution and educational attainment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-482
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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