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Worker Flows, Job Flows And Establishment Wage Differentials: Analyzing The Case Of France

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  • Richard Duhautois
  • Fabrice Gilles
  • Héloïse Petit

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We address the relation between establishment wage differentials and worker flows, i.e. the churning rate and the quit rate. Our analysis is based on a linked employer-employee dataset covering the French private non-farm sector from 2002 to 2005. Our estimations support the hypothesis that wage premium is an efficient human resource management tool to stabilize workers : churning rates are lower in high-paying firms due to lower quit rates. We further show that the relation is not linear, and it differs among skill groups and according to establishment size : it is strongest for low-wage levels, for low-skilled workers and in large establishments.
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  • Richard Duhautois & Fabrice Gilles & Héloïse Petit, 2011. "Worker Flows, Job Flows And Establishment Wage Differentials: Analyzing The Case Of France," Erudite Working Paper 2011-08, Erudite.
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    1. Mickaël Portela & Camille Signoretto, 2017. "Qualité de l’emploi et aspirations professionnelles : quels liens avec la mobilité volontaire des jeunes salariés en CDI ?," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 68(2), pages 249-279.
    2. Noélie Delahaie & Richard Duhautois, 2013. "L'impact des dispositifs collectifs de partage des bénéfices sur les rémunérations en France. Une analyse empirique sur la période 1999-2007," Working Papers halshs-00967479, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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