Determinants of occupational mobility : the importance of place of work
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This research focuses on individual and place-based determinants of occupational mobility in Scotland over the period 2001–11. Its originality relates to the importance of workplace location, rather than residential locations, on occupational mobility, and in questioning the idea that spatial mobility accelerates occupational mobility. The findings also indicate that skill level and employment in ‘knowledge-intensive’ sectors are key determinants of career progression. Urban career escalator effects are found to be particularly evident for higher-skilled workers. The findings point to the importance of spatial sophistication and sectoral sensitivity in understandings of occupational mobility.
McCollum , D , Liu , Y , Findlay , A , Feng , Z & Nightingale , G 2018 , ' Determinants of occupational mobility : the importance of place of work ' Regional Studies , vol. 52 , no. 12 , pp. 1612-1623 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1424993
© 2018 Regional Studies Association. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2018.1424993
DescriptionThe LSCS is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/JISC, the Scottish Funding Council, the Chief Scientist’s Office, and the Scottish government.
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