Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/193226
Authors: 
de Graaff, Thomas
Ozgen, Ceren
Roth, Duncan
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 11932
Abstract: 
We assess how changes in youth cohort sizes effect employment rates in German labour market regions. Replicating the conventional approach, we estimate that a percentage increase in the youth share reduces regional employment rates by −0.2%. We challenge the assumption that cohort size effects are homogenous across space and find robust evidence that the negative effect of youth cohort size is more pronounced in the labour markets of metropolitan regions. These results suggest an upward pressure on urban regional employment rates as a result of the projected decrease in the size of the German youth share.
Subjects: 
employment rate
youth share
Germany
regional heterogeneity
JEL: 
J1
J2
R1
R2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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