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dc.contributor.authorMosthaf, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchnabel, Clausen_US
dc.contributor.authorStephani, Jensen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:05:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:05:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36057-
dc.description.abstractUsing representative linked employer-employee data of the German Federal Employment Agency, this paper shows that just one out of seven full-time employees who earned low wages (i.e. less than two-thirds of the median wage) in 1998/99 was able to earn wages above the low-wage threshold in 2003. Bivariate probit estimations with endogenous selection indicate that upward wage mobility is higher for younger and better qualified low-wage earners, whereas women are substantially less successful. We show that the characteristics of the employing firm also matter for low-wage earners' probability of escaping low-paid work. In particular small plants and plants with a high share of low-wage earners often seem to be dead ends for low-wage earners. The likelihood of leaving the low-wage sector is also low when staying in unskilled and skilled service occupations and in unskilled commercial and administrational occupations. Consequently, leaving these dead-end plants and occupations appears to be an important instrument for achieving wages above the low-wage threshold.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4696en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.jelJ60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLow-wage employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordwage mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwNiedriglohnen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilit├Ąten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleLow-wage careers: are there dead-end firms and dead-end jobs?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn619076224en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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