Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130211
Authors: 
Kaiser, Ulrich
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 00-08
Abstract: 
Virtually all empirical firm-level studies on the demand for labor do not include labor cost in the econometric specification. This is due to the fact that business and innovation survey data usually lack information on labor cost. This paper shows how reliable skill-specific and firm-specific labor cost can be calculated from firm-level data on the basis of information on total labor cost and firms' skill mix only. The simple method proposed here is applied to German innovation survey data.
Subjects: 
labor cost
Kernel density estimation
JEL: 
J3
C14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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