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Job and Worker Turnover in German Establishments

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  • Bellmann, Lutz

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)

  • Gerner, Hans-Dieter

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)

  • Upward, Richard

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    (University of Nottingham)

Abstract

We use a simple regression-based approach to measure the relationship between employment growth, hirings and separations in a large panel of German establishments over the period 1993-2009. Although the average level of hiring and separation is much lower in Germany than in the US, as expected, we find that the relationship between employment growth and worker flows in German establishments is very similar to the behaviour of US establishments described in Davis, Faberman & Haltiwanger (2006, 2011), and quite different to the behaviour of French establishments described in Abowd, Corbel & Kramarz (1999). The relationship is very stable over time, even during the most recent economic crisis, and across different types of establishment.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6081.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Keywords: job turnover; worker turnover; hirings and separations;

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  1. Wellschmied, Felix Maximilian & Bachmann, Rüdiger & Bayer, Christian & Seth, Stefan, 2013. "Cyclicality of Job and Worker Flows: New Data and a New Set of Stylized Facts," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association 79874, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  2. Wrede, Matthias, 2012. "Wages, rents, unemployment, and the quality of life," IWQW Discussion Paper Series, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW) 01/2012, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW).

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