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Title:Low-wage employment versus unemployment: Which one provides better prospects for women? PDF Logo
Authors:Mosthaf, Alexander
Schnabel, Claus
Schank, Thorsten
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Wages and Work Organization E19-V3
Abstract:This study analyzes state dependence in low-wage employment of western German women using GSOEP data, 2000-2006. We estimate dynamic multinomial logit models with random effects and find that having a low-wage job increases the probability of being low-paid and decreases the chances of being high-paid in the future, in particular for low-paid women working parttime. However, concerning future wage prospects low-paid women are clearly better off than unemployed or inactive women. We argue that for women low-wage jobs can serve as stepping stones out of unemployment and are to be preferred to staying unemployed and waiting for a better job.
Subjects:low-pay dynamics
state dependence
dynamic multinomial logit model
JEL:J30
J60
C33
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie

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