Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Pitts, M. Melinda and Robertson, John (2006): Earnings on the information technology roller coaster: insight from matched employer-employee data. Published in: Southern Economic Journal , Vol. 73, No. 2 (October 2006): pp. 342-361.
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This article uses matched employer-employee data for the State of Georgia to examine workers' earnings experience through the information technology (IT) sector's employment boom of the mid-1990's and bust in the early 2000s. The results show that even after controlling for pre-boom individual characteristics, transitioning out of the IT sector to a non-IT industry generally resulted in a large wage penalty. However, IT service workers who transitioned to a non-IT industry still fared better than workers who took a non-IT employment path. For IT manufacturing workers, there is no benefit to having been touched by technology, likely because of the nontransferability of manufacturing experience to other industries.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Earnings on the information technology roller coaster: insight from matched employer-employee data|
|Keywords:||push-pull; migration; information technology; administrative data; profit analysis|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Planning and Policy
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
|Depositing User:||Julie Hotchkiss|
|Date Deposited:||07. Aug 2008 10:03|
|Last Modified:||02. Apr 2013 10:53|
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