Department of Economics and Business Economics

The increased importance of sector switching: A study of trends over a 27 year period

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Sector switching is an important phenomenon that casts light on public–private differences. Yet our knowledge about its prevalence and trends is limited. We study sector switching using unique Danish register-based employer–employee data covering more than 25 years. We find that sector switching constitutes 18.5% of all job-to-job mobility, and the trend is increasing both from public to private and from private to public. Sector switching is also generally increasing for middle managers, but for administrative professionals only the flows from private to public increase and for top managers only the flows from public to private increase.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdministration & Society
Pages (from-to)1015–1042
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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  • Sector switching, Public-private differences, New public management

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