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2007-02-19Buch DOI: 10.18452/4027
Sectoral Transformation, Turbulence, and Labour Market Dynamics in Germany
dc.contributor.authorBachmann, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorBurda, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T23:22:16Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T23:22:16Z
dc.date.created2007-03-02
dc.date.issued2007-02-19
dc.identifier.issn1860-5664
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4679
dc.description.abstractThe secular rise of European unemployment since the 1960s is hard to explain without reference to structural change. This is especially true in Germany, where industrial employment has declined by more than 30% and service sector employment has more than doubled over the past three decades. Using individual transition data on West German workers, we document a marked increase in structural change and turbulence, in particular since 1990. Net employment changes resulted partly from an increase in gross flows, but also from an increase in the net transition ´yield´ at any given gross worker turnover. In growing sectors, net structural change was driven by accessions from nonparticipation rather than unemployment; contracting sectors reduced their net employment primarily via lower accessions from nonparticipation. While gross turnover is cyclically sensitive and strongly procyclical, net reallocation is countercyclical, meaning that recessions are associated with increased intensity of sectoral reallocation. Beyond this cyclical component, German reunification and Eastern enlargement appear to have contributed significantly to this accelerated pace of structural change.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectGross worker flowseng
dc.subjectsectoral and occupational mobilityeng
dc.subjectturbulenceeng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleSectoral Transformation, Turbulence, and Labour Market Dynamics in Germany
dc.typebook
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10075536
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/4027
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 649: Ökonomisches Risiko
local.edoc.pages33
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2007
local.edoc.container-issue8
local.edoc.container-year2007
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2195055-6

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