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Table 5 Mobility index

From: Transitions in labour market status in EU labour markets

   Central Eastern Nordics Continental Mediterranean
Total 1998-2003 0.311 0.400 0.289 0.253
  2004-2008 0.290 0.430 0.375 0.217
  Total 0.310 0.419 0.317 0.227
Males 1998-2003 0.307 0.383 0.286 0.278
  2004-2008 0.265 0.404 0.359 0.226
  Total 0.275 0.396 0.313 0.240
Females 1998-2003 0.318 0.417 0.296 0.240
  2004-2008 0.306 0.456 0.392 0.217
  Total 0.332 0.441 0.323 0.222
Low-education 1998-2003 0.283 0.356 0.253 0.234
  2004-2008 0.250 0.384 0.339 0.186
  Total 0.275 0.371 0.277 0.199
Medium-education 1998-2003 0.338 0.443 0.318 0.275
  2004-2008 0.310 0.464 0.399 0.245
  Total 0.331 0.457 0.347 0.253
High-education 1998-2003 0.425 0.465 0.400 0.419
  2004-2008 0.407 0.511 0.465 0.360
  Total 0.411 0.499 0.426 0.372
16-24 years olds 1998-2003 0.362 0.606 0.399 0.284
  2004-2008 0.336 0.620 0.431 0.270
  Total 0.341 0.617 0.413 0.273
25-29 years olds 1998-2003 0.401 0.558 0.450 0.306
  2004-2008 0.420 0.596 0.530 0.320
  Total 0.425 0.582 0.478 0.315
30-54 years olds 1998-2003 0.303 0.406 0.273 0.255
  2004-2008 0.302 0.449 0.349 0.207
  Total 0.337 0.434 0.299 0.218
55-64 years olds 1998-2003 0.341 0.243 0.229 0.253
  2004-2008 0.269 0.291 0.419 0.168
  Total 0.303 0.271 0.259 0.186
  1. Notes: Measures are based on the Shorrocks’ mobility index (mobility is higher the closer the index is to 1). Observations are weighted according to the labour force share (15–64) in each country over the aggregate.
  2. Highest mobility indexes for each sub-category across the periods 1998–2003 and 2004–2008 are in bold.
  3. Sources: LFS microdata, authors’ computations.