Dynamics of Sector Switching: Hazard Models Predicting Changes from Private Sector Jobs to Public and Nonprofit Sector Jobs


The purpose of this study is to shed light on the dynamics of sector switching from the private sector into either the public or the nonprofit sector. We seek to understand (1) switching patterns regarding different occupational categories, (2) the incentives associated with sector switching, and (3) the differences between switching into the public or the nonprofit sector. An innovation of this study, at least in the public administration research literature, is the application of hazard models and event history analysis to public sector workforce issues.

Full Paper

Su, Xuhong, and Barry Bozeman. “Dynamics of sector switching: Hazard models predicting changes from private sector jobs to public and nonprofit sector jobs.” Public Administration Review 69.6 (2009): 1106-1114.