Years of Service and Probability of Promotion

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Katharine G. Abraham; James L. Medoff;

This study provides evidence which we believe challenges some conventional assumptions about the promotion process. Based on survey information collected from a large random sample of U.S. private sector firms, we reach two main conclusions. First,seniority independent ... View more
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    Medoff, James and Katharine Abraham, "Are Those Paid More Really More Productive?: The Case of Experience," Journal of Human Resources, XVI (Spring 1981), pp. 186-216.

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