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Job Stability, Mobility and Labour Market Restructuring. Evidence from German Microdata


  • Marcel Erlinghagen

    () (Institut Arbeit und Technik)


The paper analyses the change of job stability and its determinants in the course of time by presenting some empirical evidence from Germany. Drawing upon event history data from the German Federal Labour Office insurance accounts and employing Cox Proportional Hazard Rate Models, we test six core hypotheses on labour market restructuring and its impacts on job stability. Our analysis suggests that during the transition to service society between the 1980s and the 1990s some kind of ?restructuring? of the German labour market has taken place that has simultaneously led to an increasing polarisation and to an increasing levelling out of individual employment chances and risks.

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  • Marcel Erlinghagen, 2006. "Job Stability, Mobility and Labour Market Restructuring. Evidence from German Microdata," management revue. Socio-economic Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 17(4), pages 372-394.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2006_04_erlinghagen

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    1. Ehlert, Martin, 2011. "Shifted labor market risks? The changing economic consequences of job loss in the United States and West Germany," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Inequality and Social Integration SP I 2011-205, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

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    Job Stability; Flexibility; Germany; Event History Analyses;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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