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Selection into Short-Time Work and Labor Market Outcomes after the Great Recession - Empirical Evidence using German Micro-Level Data

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Short-time work (STW) was one of the most popular labor market policies during the great recession and is considered a main factor of the German Labor Market Miracle. However, little is known about the labor market outcomes of participants after the crisis. Using a unique dataset on STW linked with IAB’s Integrated Employment Biographies, I can observe which workers firms selected into the scheme and also observe their labor market outcomes during and after the crisis. Comparing participants and non-participants within firms I find that workers with higher tenure, age, full time jobs and education are more likely to be chosen for STW. Furthermore, participants have by far a higher probability to keep their job.

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  • Becker, Sebastian, 2016. "Selection into Short-Time Work and Labor Market Outcomes after the Great Recession - Empirical Evidence using German Micro-Level Data," VfS Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145889, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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