EconStor >
Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Helsinki >
ETLA Discussion Papers, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44495
  
Title:Työolot ja tuottavuus: Työpaikkavirtojen nosteessa vai puristuksessa? PDF Logo
Authors:Ilmakunnas, Pekka
Johansson, Edvard
Maliranta, Mika
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:ETLA discussion paper 1134
Abstract:Analyses in this paper do not support the idea that job and worker flows have become more intensive and have deteriorated working conditions in the Finnish business sector. The magnitude of flow has in fact been rather stable since 1997. However, job flows are at a quite high level, as some 10% of jobs are destroyed every year. On the other hand, an even larger number of new jobs are created every year, resulting in positive net job creation. At the industry level, we find no relationship between working conditions and job flows. Job flows require worker mobility. Worker flows are nevertheless more than 100% larger than what job flows would require. Job flows constitute a central element of the mechanism through which technological change and productivity growth takes place in an economy. Quite normally, some 30-50% of an industry's productivity growth is due to this particular mechanism. Disruptions to this mechanism would have considerable effects on productivity growth and thereby the improvement of living standards.
Subjects:Job and worker flows
working conditions
productivity
technological change
JEL:J23
J28
O12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ETLA Discussion Papers, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
565316052.pdf195.05 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44495

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.