Job stability trends, layoffs, and transitions to unemployment: An empirical analysis for West Germany


Bergemann, Annette ; Mertens, Antje



URL: http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/bitstream/10419/2066...
Additional URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20665
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2004
The title of a journal, publication series: IZA Discussion Paper Series
Volume: 1368
Place of publication: Bonn
Publishing house: IZA - Institute of Labor Economics
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Theoretische Ökonometrie (Juniorprofessur) (Bergemann 2008-11)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: This paper studies the evolution of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we first show that the median elapsed tenure declined for men between 1984 and 1999. Second, estimating proportional Cox hazard models with competing risks and controls for stock sampling, we are able to distinguish the reasons for job separation and different transition states. We show that the decline in the stability of men’s jobs can be attributed partly to an increase in layoffs and partly to an increase in transitions to unemployment. However, these two developments are not significantly related to each other. Some evidence is presented that downsizing of large firms might be responsible for part of the decline in job stability.

Dieser Datensatz wurde nicht während einer Tätigkeit an der Universität Mannheim veröffentlicht, dies ist eine Externe Publikation.




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Bergemann, Annette ; Mertens, Antje (2004) Job stability trends, layoffs, and transitions to unemployment: An empirical analysis for West Germany. IZA Discussion Paper Series Bonn 1368 [Working paper]


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