Human capital, matching and job satisfaction

Tim Barmby, Barbara Eberth, Alex Bryson

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Abstract

Using a model of wage determination developed by Stevens (2003) we offer an explanation of why tenure has a negative effect when entered in job satisfaction equations. If job satisfaction measures match quality, then the explanation follows from a model of the labour market in which workers accumulate specific human capital at the firm they work and the way in which this accumulation affects the way workers react to outside job opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Institute of Economic and Social Research
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2012

Publication series

NameNIESR Discussion Paper
No.390

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Workers
Human capital
Job satisfaction
Wage determination
Tenure
Labour market
Specific human capital

Keywords

  • job satisfaction
  • job match quality

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Barmby, T., Eberth, B., & Bryson, A. (2012). Human capital, matching and job satisfaction. (NIESR Discussion Paper; No. 390). National Institute of Economic and Social Research .

Human capital, matching and job satisfaction. / Barmby, Tim; Eberth, Barbara; Bryson, Alex.

National Institute of Economic and Social Research , 2012. (NIESR Discussion Paper; No. 390).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

Barmby, T, Eberth, B & Bryson, A 2012 'Human capital, matching and job satisfaction' NIESR Discussion Paper, no. 390, National Institute of Economic and Social Research .
Barmby T, Eberth B, Bryson A. Human capital, matching and job satisfaction. National Institute of Economic and Social Research . 2012 Mar 20. (NIESR Discussion Paper; 390).
Barmby, Tim ; Eberth, Barbara ; Bryson, Alex. / Human capital, matching and job satisfaction. National Institute of Economic and Social Research , 2012. (NIESR Discussion Paper; 390).
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