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Labour flows in Belgium

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  • Pierrette Heuse

    () (National Bank of Belgium, Research Department)

  • Yves Saks

    () (National Bank of Belgium, Research Department)

Abstract

The paper describes job flows in Belgium using micro data at the firm level collected through the annual social balance sheets that companies have to file with the National Bank of Belgium. The coverage of the study is very broad: all industries and commercial services are included. We contribute to the previous literature by studying a long period from 1998 to 2006, covering both upturns and downturns in the Belgian economy. Furthermore, data from the social balance sheets make it possible to take into account the heterogeneity of the workforce, on top of the eterogeneity of firms themselves: job flows are broken down by socio-professional status and type of employment contract

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  • Pierrette Heuse & Yves Saks, 2009. "Labour flows in Belgium," Working Paper Research 162, National Bank of Belgium.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbb:reswpp:200904-14
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    Keywords

    Job flows; business cycle; heterogeneity;

    JEL classification:

    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General

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