Workers, firms, or institutions : what determines job duration for male employees in Germany?


Boockmann, Bernhard ; Steffes, Susanne


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2230
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-22307
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J62 J63 C41 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Arbeitsmobilität , Betriebszugehörigkeit , Arbeitsplatzsicherung , Arbeitsbeziehungen , Qualifikation
Keywords (English): Job durations , job exit , tenure , linked employer-employee data
Abstract: We examine job durations of German workers using linked employer–employee data. Our results indicate that exit rates are strongly influenced by firm characteristics. The effects of some of these characteristics, however, are limited to particular job positions or skill groups. There is clear evidence for a sorting process whereby workers with long expected job durations are matched to firms offering stable employment (and vice versa). An extension of the model to a competing-risks framework shows that both individual and firm-level characteristics differ greatly in their impact on job exit to different destination states. Among the substantive results, it would appear that works councils decrease exit both to unemployment and to new jobs, but do so only for blue collar workers.
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