Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/183418
Authors: 
Heyman, Fredrik
Norbäck, Pehr-Johan
Persson, Lars
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1189
Abstract: 
This paper examines employment and productivity dynamics in the Swedish business sector during the period 1996-2013. In order to analyze employment and productivity in a consistent way we apply a novel implementation of a method, which previously has been used extensively to analyze job dynamics, on both job and productivity dynamics. Our results, based on detailed matched employer-employee data for Sweden, indicate substantial heterogeneity in terms of job and productivity dynamics for different types of firms. We find that most of the net jobs were created in young, small firms, but at the same time we also find that most of the productivity gains were created in large old incumbent firms, thus suggesting a division of labor between the two. Our analysis provides new insights into the importance of age and size of firms in the restructuring process, stressing the dichotomy between employment growth and productivity growth in different types of firms.
Subjects: 
Job dynamics
Productivity
Matched employer-employee data
Industrial structure and structural change
JEL: 
J23
E24
L16
L25
L26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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