Do stepping-stone jobs exist? Early career paths in the medical profession

Gerard J. van den Berg*, Anders Holm, Jan C. van Ours

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review

22 Citaten (Scopus)


In the Netherlands, students who want to become a medical specialist have to enrol in a training program which is in limited supply. During the search for a position as trainee (or "junior medical specialist"); they may accept a temporary job as a medical assistant. We use a micro data set to investigate whether such work experience increases the probability of becoming junior medical specialist. To deal with selectivity, we simultaneously model the transitions from unemployment to trainee, from unemployment to medical assistant, from medical assistant to trainee and from medical assistant to unemployment. We find that a job as medical assistant helps to become a medical specialist.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)647-665
Aantal pagina's19
TijdschriftJournal of Population Economics
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - nov-2002
Extern gepubliceerdJa

Citeer dit