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2005-09-02Buch DOI: 10.18452/3911
Labour Market Dynamics in Germany
dc.contributor.authorBachmann, Ronald
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dc.date.available2017-06-15T22:58:52Z
dc.date.created2005-09-07
dc.date.issued2005-09-02
dc.identifier.issn1860-5664
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4563
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of labour market dynamics in Western Germany by looking at gross worker flows. To do so, we use a subsample of the registry data collected by the German social security system, the IAB employment sample, for the time period 1975-2001. The latter provides daily information on 2% of the German workforce covered by social security legislation. Using these data, we are able to exactly calculate the number of transitions between the different labour market states, and between different employers over time. We first provide an overview of the cross-section and time series properties of these flows. We then study the cyclical features of gross worker flows, accessions, and separations. We find that separations are relatively flat over the cycle, while accessions are markedly procyclical, and that the increased flow into unemployment in a recession is mainly due to reduced hirings, and hence lower job-to-job transitions, rather than increased match separations. Our findings have important implications both for the way we view recessions and for the role of the labour market as a propagation mechanism for productivity shocks.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectbusiness cycleeng
dc.subjectworker flowseng
dc.subjectaccessionseng
dc.subjectseparationseng
dc.subjectjob-to-jobeng
dc.subjectemployer-to-employereng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleLabour Market Dynamics in Germany
dc.typebook
dc.subtitleHirings, Separations, and Job-to-Job Transitions over the Business Cycle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10046081
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3911
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 649: Ökonomisches Risiko
local.edoc.pages28
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2005
local.edoc.container-issue45
local.edoc.container-year2005
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2195055-6

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