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Worker flows, job flows and establishment wage differentials: analyzing the case of France

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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," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11024, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
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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.
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    Keywords

    Establishment wage effects; worker flows; churming rate; quit rate; linked employer-employee panel data; France;

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    • 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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