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Where have all the workers gone? Employment termination in East Germany after unification

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  • Licht, Georg
  • Steiner, Viktor

Employment termination in East Germany in the first nine months after unification is analyzed within a discrete hazard rate model with three absorbing states, namely short-time work, unemployment and non-participation. Estimation is based on a cohort of employed individuals in June 1990 and the calendar data in the second wave of the German Socio-Economic Panel (East). The time-dependency (duration dependence) of these rates is described by a flexible specification of the' baseline hazard function. The effects of personal characteristics, education and occupation, wages, firm characteristics as well as industry and region on both the transition rates into the three states and the survival rate in employment are analyzed.

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Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 92-12.

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Date of creation: 1992
Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:9212
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  1. Jürgen Schupp ; Gert Wagner, 1990. "Die DDR-Stichprobe des Sozio-ökonomischen Panels (SOEP): Konzept und Durchführung der "Basiserhebung 1990" in der DDR," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 15, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
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