Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147863
Authors: 
Caliendo, Marco
Künn, Steffen
Uhlendorff, Arne
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10177
Abstract: 
In some countries including Germany unemployed workers can increase their income by working a few hours per week. The intention is to keep unemployed job seekers attached to the labour market and to increase their job-finding probabilities. To analyze the unemployment dynamics of job seekers with and without marginal employment, we consider an inflow sample into unemployment and estimate multivariate duration models. While we do not find any significant impact on the job finding probability in a model with homogeneous effects, models allowing for time-varying coefficients indicate a decreased job finding probability of marginal employment at the beginning of the unemployment spell and an increased job finding probability for the long-term unemployed. Our results suggest that job seekers with marginal employment find more stable post-unemployment jobs, and we find some evidence that the relationship between marginal employment and wages and employment stability varies with respect to skill levels, sector and labor market tightness.
Subjects: 
marginal employment
mini-job
unemployment duration
job search
employment stability
multivariate duration models
JEL: 
J64
C41
C33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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