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Factors Affecting Length of Job Search and Job Switching in Davao City, Philippines

Deluna, Roperto and Berdos, Kleint (2015): Factors Affecting Length of Job Search and Job Switching in Davao City, Philippines.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to analyze factors affecting length of job search and job switching in Davao City. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) was used to examine factors affecting length of job search. Factors affecting probability of job switching was examined using logit regression model.

Result shows that on the average, length of job search in Davao City is around 5 months. OLS estimation revealed that age of the job seeker and being a household head significantly affects the length of job search. Result of the job switching analysis revealed that those employed in the private sector and obtained degree from private academic institutions has a higher probability of switching job. Furthermore, it revealed that women has higher probability of job switching than men.

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