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dc.contributor.authorBachmann, Ronalden_US
dc.contributor.authorKönig, Marionen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchaffner, Sandraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:04:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:04:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62373-
dc.description.abstractUsing a linked employer-employee data set on the German construction industry, we analyse the effects of the introduction of minimum wages in this sector on labour market dynamics. In doing so, we focus on accessions and separations, as well as the underlying labour market flows, at the establishment level. The fact that minimum wages in Germany are sector-specific enables us to use other industries as control groups within a difference-in-differences framework. We find that both accessions and separations rise in East Germany as a result of the minimum wage introduction. The evidence on detailed worker flows suggests that this is mainly due to increased recalls. Furthermore, the minimum wage introduction lowered job-to-job transitions in East Germany, which can be explained by a more compressed wage distribution making on-the-job search less worthwhile. No clear effects on labour market dynamics in West Germany arise.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6760en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ42en_US
dc.subject.jelJ63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordminimum wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabour market flowsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddifference-in-differencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordlinked employer-employeeen_US
dc.subject.stwMindestlohnen_US
dc.subject.stwBauwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwBauberufeen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleLost in transition? Minimum wage effects on German construction workersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn721235603en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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