Occupational drift blogs

12/12/2019

Occupational drift captures the gradual evolution of occupational mix over time as a proportion of the total workforce. It's arguably the best measure of long-run labour market change from the perspective of workers. Our Dave Maré recently completed a paper explaining the details. 

The NZ Productivity Commission discusses the impact of occupational drift and examples of occupations that have emerged or practically disappeared in New Zealand over the last 40 years.