The 2011 break in the part-time indicator and the evolution of wage inequality in Germany


Fitzenberger, Bernd ; Seidlitz, Arnim


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URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/52735
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-527357
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 19-029
Place of publication: Mannheim
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: J60 , J31 , C80,
Keywords (English): Germany , part-time indicator , SIAB7514 , wage inequality
Abstract: German social security records involve an indicator for part-time or full-time work. In 2011, the reporting procedure was changed suggesting that a fraction of worker recorded to be working full-time before the change were in fact part-time workers. This study develops a correction based on estimating the probability of being a part-time worker before and after the break. Using the correction, the paper confirms that the rise in wage inequality among full-time workers in West Germany until 2010 is not a spurious consequence of the misreporting of working time.

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Fitzenberger, Bernd ; Seidlitz, Arnim (2019) The 2011 break in the part-time indicator and the evolution of wage inequality in Germany. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 19-029 [Working paper]
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