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Mobility in the Urban Labour Market: A Panel Data Analysis for Mexico

Gong, Xiaodong; van Soest, Arthur; Villagomez, Elizabeth


In this article, we develop a dynamic discrete choice model that can explain the dynamics of sector choice in urban Mexico. We study the mobility patterns among three states, formal sector employment, informal sector work, and not working, and analyze how these patterns vary across groups with different characteristics and family resources. We use data from Mexico's quarterly Urban Employment Survey. We focus on eight panel waves drawn in 1999-2000 but also compare these with estimates for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Development and Cultural Change
DOI: 10.1086/423251


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