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Article on employer changes and work ability published


A new article examines the longitudinal relationship between voluntary employer changes and work ability. 

Key findings are that work ability improves significantly after a voluntary change of employer. However, this strong increase does not persist over a longer period of time. The work ability of changers deteriorated significantly when they stay with their new employer. This effect is also known as the honeymoon hangover effect.

Garthe, N., & Hasselhorn, H. M. (2021). The relationship between voluntary employer change and work ability among older workers: investigating the honeymoon-hangover effect. Journal for Labour Market Research55(12), 1-12.