The ability of the individual to change jobs after the acquisition of a new skill. Using 1970 US census data, Lin and Christiadi (2006) Papers Reg. Sci. 85, 4 develop a set of loglinear models that synthesize gravity models of interregional mobility and loglinear models of occupational mobility, finding that occupational mobility was greater for males than for females. Monso (2006) INSEE Premières 1112, finds that upward occupational mobility in France greatest in the 30–34 age group, and Power and Rosenberg (1995) Fem. Econ 1, 3 spring no surprises in noting that white women in the USA are more occupationally mobile than are black.
Subjects: Sociology — Earth Sciences and Geography.