Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/183242
Authors: 
Bachmann, Ronald
Bechara, Peggy
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
DICE Discussion Paper 303
Abstract: 
Using administrative data on individual workers' employment history and firms, we investigate the cyclicality of worker flows on the German labour market. Focusing on heterogeneities on both sides of the labour market, we find that small firms hire much more workers from unemployment than large firms, and that they do so at the very beginning of an economic expansion. Later on in the expansion, overall hirings more frequently result from direct job-to-job transitions to larger firms. Transitions from unemployment to employment at large firms are generally found to be more (pro-)cyclical. However, this stylised fact disappears when the composition of the workforce is controlled for.
Subjects: 
worker flows
accessions
hirings
separations
business cycle
job-to-job
employer-to-employer
JEL: 
J63
J64
J21
E24
ISBN: 
978-3-86304-302-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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