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A national accounting system for labour market flows : an application to the Netherlands

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  • Broersma, Lourens

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Butter, Frank A.G. den
  • Kock, Udo

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This paper develops a national accounting system for the construction of consistent time series data for worker and job flows at the macro level. The construction method is applied for The Netherlands, and is based on the availability of actual time series and a number of additional assumptions. The reliability of the data depends on the availability of data from primary sources and can, in principle, be applied in each country, yielding an additional module to the labour accounts in the national accounts. We find our flow data to correspond to evidence found in surrounding countries and evidence derived from panel data sets following the seminal work of Davis and Haltiwanger on job destruction and creation. A sensitivity analysis app1ie.d to our main assumptions gives an indication of their importance.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0059.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:1998-59

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  1. Karsten Albaek & Bent E. Sorensen, 1995. "Worker Flows and Job Flows in Danish Manufacturing, 1980-91," Discussion Papers 95-12, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  2. John Haltiwanger & Hartmut Lehmann & Katherine Terrell, 2003. "Job Creation and Job Destruction in Transition Countries," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 11(2), pages 205-219, June.
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  1. Gautier, Pieter & Moraga-González, José L. & Wolthoff, Ronald P., 2007. "Structural Estimation of Search Intensity: Do Non-Employed Workers Search Enough?," IZA Discussion Papers 3045, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Haas, Anette & Rothe, Thomas, 2005. "Labour market dynamics from a regional perspective : the multi-account system," IAB Discussion Paper 200507, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  3. Pieter A. Gautier & Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez & Ronald P. Wolthoff, 2007. "Structural Estimation of Search Intensity: Do Non-Employed Workers Search Enough?," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 07-071/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Butter, Frank A.G. den & Montfort, Kees van & Weitenberg, Gerben T.J., 1999. "Unemployment dynamics, and the propagation of aggregate and reallocation shocks using flow data for the Netherlands," Serie Research Memoranda 0024, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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