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Einkommenseffekte von Betriebswechslern : neue Befunde für Ostdeutschland


  • Alm, Bastian
  • Engel, Dirk
  • Weyh, Antje

    () (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])


"This paper deals with the medium-term effects of job mobility on the average wage growth of job movers in East Germany. The analysis is based on all employees subject to social insurance contributions working in East Germany in 2004. Using a statistical matching procedure combined with a difference-in-difference estimator, we observe that job movers yield an average annual wage increase of 2.68 % between 2004 and 2009 which is significantly higher than the annual wage growth of selected non-movers (1.34 %). The positive income effect is significantly lower for movers from East to West Germany compared to movers within East Germany." (Authors' abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Alm, Bastian & Engel, Dirk & Weyh, Antje, 2013. "Einkommenseffekte von Betriebswechslern : neue Befunde für Ostdeutschland," IAB Discussion Paper 201308, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabdpa:201308

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    1. Schwengler, Barbara, 2013. "Einfluss der europäischen Regionalpolitik auf die deutsche Regionalförderung," IAB Discussion Paper 201318, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    2. Bauer, Angela & Kruppe, Thomas, 2013. "Policy Styles : zur Genese des Politikstilkonzepts und dessen Einbindung in Evaluationsstudien," IAB Discussion Paper 201322, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

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    zwischenbetriebliche Mobilität - Auswirkungen; Einkommenseffekte; Lohnhöhe; Ost-West-Wanderung; Ostdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;

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    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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