Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26821
Authors: 
Jacobi, Lena
Schaffner, Sandra
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Ruhr economic papers 56
Abstract: 
In Germany we observe a decline in regular employment and an increase in atypical forms of employment. Especially marginal part-time employment which is characterized by lower tax rates and lower social security contributions increased substantially after a reform in 2003 made this type of employment even more attractive to employers. In our paper we estimate the substitutability of regular employment by marginal part-time employment using data on the industry level before and after the reform. We detect high substitution elasticities with respect to three skill categories of regular employment in both time periods. The substitutability of unskilled full-time workers increased significantly after the reform.
Subjects: 
Mini-Jobs
dynamic labor demand
elasticities
Hartz-reforms
JEL: 
J23
J31
ISBN: 
978-3-86788-059-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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