Thomas Raferzeder, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer,
"Who is on the Rise in Austria: Wage Mobility and Mobility Risk"
, in Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol. 5, Nummer 1, Seite(n) 39-51, 4-2007
Who is on the Rise in Austria: Wage Mobility and Mobility Risk
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In this paper we investigate earnings mobility in Austria from the angle of individual persons. Earnings mobility over time has two aspects: Positional changes and the volatility of earnings over time. Whereas the further is a positive outcome, more volatility as such can be seen
as negative. We use Austrian data from tax authorities to find out how population characteristics are related to these two concepts of earnings mobility. Our main results concern initial positions: The higher up you are at the beginning, the more difficult is further positional advancement, moreover, in terms of volatility we see that those in the lowest quantiles of the earnings distribution
face the highest volatility of earnings positions over time.