Joseph Han

graduate student

Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NLS user since 2012

  • "The role of ability and education in job mobility and wage growth," mimeo.
What I learned from NLS data

Young workers change jobs much more frequently than aged workers do. This behavior, often called "job shopping," can be well understood within the framework of job matching/experimentation process which plays a major role in life-cycle wage growth. My work studies the role of ability and education in this process.

Why I chose NLS data

The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) provides a very detailed work history of each respondent, which allows me to study various interesting topics in labor economics such as job mobility and wage growth.