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Determinants of Involuntary Job Termination in the Polish Labor Market

  • Krzysztof Pytka

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    (Warsaw School of Economics)

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    The intention of this article is to evaluate the exogenous dismissal probability for a certain worker depending on her characteristics for the Polish labor market. To model this phenomenon I considered a range of count data models. In the analysis the data from the Polish General Social Survey of 2008 was used. Covariates explaining the number of unemployment spells were selected in the spirit of the human-capital theory. In the course of the study existence of intransferable firm-specific human capital across employers and depreciation of the human capital acquired through learning by doing have been empirically confirmed. The conducted analysis may be considered the first step in the calibration of a job-search model with heterogeneous agents.

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    Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 25-38

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