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Selection and Real wage cyclicality: Germany Case

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  • Kang, Lili
  • Peng, Fei

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This paper examines the selection biases in the cyclical behaviour of real wages using the German Socio-Economic Panel Data (GSOEP) for the 1984-2009 period. We find rigid wages of job stayers in Germany.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 42452.

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Date of creation: 03 Oct 2012
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Keywords: Selection; Wage cyclicality; Panel data;

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