Wage growth and career patterns of German low-wage workers
Abstract"Using administrative linked employer-employee data from Germany, this paper analyses the real wage growth and career patterns of full-time employed low-wage workers between 2001 and 2006. Multivariate models accounting for sample selection demonstrate the relevance of individual characteristics and firm heterogeneity in this context. I observe substantial upward and downward wage mobility in the low-wage sector, with the worst-paid workers having considerably higher relative wage growth than better-paid workers. The majority of those lowwage workers who had escaped the low-wage sector by 2004 were still higher-paid two years later, indicating that their upward mobility is not just a transitory phenomenon." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 20 Jan 2012
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Niedriglohn; Reallohn; Lohnentwicklung; Niedrigqualifizierte; Integrierte Erwerbsbiografien; Geringverdiener; Berufsverlauf;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-01-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2012-01-25 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2012-01-25 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
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