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2005-10-12Buch DOI: 10.18452/3521
Fixed-term contracts in East and West Germany
dc.contributor.authorMcGinnity, Frances
dc.contributor.authorMertens, Antje
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T21:15:48Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T21:15:48Z
dc.date.created2005-10-12
dc.date.issued2005-10-12
dc.identifier.issn1436-1086
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4173
dc.description.abstractAmid lively debate on the consequences of temporary employment, the paper examines the wages and transitions of temporary employees in Germany using socio-economic panel data from the late 1990s. Compared to simple OLS estimates, using a fixed effects model decreases wage differentials between permanent and temporary workers. A two-step instrumental variables estimator leads to insignificant estimates, suggesting that the contract type is an endogenous variable. Moreover, about 1/5 of male temporary employees experience significantly higher 2 and 10 year wage growth than workers on permanent contracts. Using multinomial logistic regression models we find that many temporary workers move into permanent jobs, often with the same employer. For some temporary employment leads to unemployment, particularly those with low human capital. Positioning ourselves between arguments on the positive and negative consequences of temporary employment, we develop the idea of a two-tier labour market for temporary employment in Germany.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.subjectmobilityeng
dc.subjectunemploymenteng
dc.subjectFixed-term contractseng
dc.subjectdynamic wageseng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleFixed-term contracts in East and West Germany
dc.typebook
dc.subtitlelow wages, poor prospects?
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10049370
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3521
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes
local.edoc.pages38
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
local.edoc.container-typeseries
local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2002
local.edoc.container-issue72
local.edoc.container-year2002
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2135319-0

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