Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152357
Authors: 
Goerke, Laszlo
Jeworrek, Sabrina
Pannenberg, Markus
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Economics [ISSN:] 2193-8997 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 1-26
Abstract: 
In Germany, dependent employees take almost 30 days of paid vacation annually. We enquire whether an individual's trade union membership affects the duration of vacation. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the period 1985 to 2010 and employing pooled OLS-estimators, we find that being a union member goes along with almost one additional day of vacation per year. Estimations exploiting the panel structure of our data suggest that a smaller part of this vacation differential can be due to the union membership status, while self-selection effects play a more important role.
Subjects: 
German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP)
Paid vacation
Trade union membership
JEL: 
J22
J33
J51
J81
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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