Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202029
Authors: 
Fitzenberger, Bernd
Seidlitz, Arnim
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 19-029
Abstract: 
German social security records involve an indicator for part-time or full-time work. In 2011, the reporting procedure was changed suggesting that a fraction of worker recorded to be working full-time before the change were in fact part-time workers. This study develops a correction based on estimating the probability of being a part-time worker before and after the break. Using the correction, the paper confirms that the rise in wage inequality among full-time workers in West Germany until 2010 is not a spurious consequence of the misreporting of working time.
Subjects: 
Part-time indicator
SIAB7514
Wage Inequality
Germany
JEL: 
J60
J31
C80
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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