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Mismatch unemployment : evidence from Germany 2000-2010

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  • Bauer, Anja

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"This paper provides detailed empirical evidence on the scope of mismatch in Germany in the past decade, using a comprehensive administrative data set that allows for disaggregation at the levels of industry, occupation and region. The findings suggest that regional mismatch did not play an important role in explaining movements of aggregate unemployment. Across industries and occupations, there was a decrease in mismatch unemployment from over 5 percent to below 4 percent (on the highest disaggregation level), whereas the share of mismatch unemployment (across industries and occupations) within total unemployment remains almost unchanged between 2000 and 2010. The results provide no evidence that the Hartz reforms have substantially reduced mismatch, in line with the fact that reallocation across occupations appears not to have been eased." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Bauer, Anja, 2013. "Mismatch unemployment : evidence from Germany 2000-2010," IAB Discussion Paper 201310, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
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    1. Anja Bauer & Ian King, 2015. "The Hartz Reforms, the German Miracle, and the Reallocation Puzzle," Discussion Papers Series 550, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    2. repec:rfe:zbefri:v:35:y:2017:i:1:p:13-44 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Bauer, Anja, 2016. "Reallocation patterns across occupations in Germany," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 148(C), pages 111-114.
    4. repec:bla:obuest:v:79:y:2017:i:1:p:101-123 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Gehrke, Britta & Weber, Enzo, 2017. "Identifying asymmetric effects of labor market reforms," IAB Discussion Paper 201723, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    6. repec:eee:eecrev:v:103:y:2018:i:c:p:1-17 is not listed on IDEAS
    7. Bauer, Anja, 2015. "Reallocation patterns across occupations," IAB Discussion Paper 201526, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

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    Keywords

    Mismatch; strukturelle Arbeitslosigkeit; Arbeitslosigkeitsentwicklung; Arbeitslosenquote; regionale Verteilung; Berufsgruppe; sektorale Verteilung; Wirtschaftszweige; friktionelle Arbeitslosigkeit; Sucharbeitslosigkeit; Integrierte Erwerbsbiografien; offene Stellen;

    JEL classification:

    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers

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