Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51785
Authors: 
Bachmann, Ronald
David, Peggy
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5358
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 mainly unemployed workers, and that they do so at the beginning of an economic expansion. Later on in the expansion, hirings more frequently result from direct job-to-job transitions to larger firms. Transitions between employment and unemployment at large firms are generally found to be more cyclical. However, this stylised fact disappears when the composition of the workforce is controlled for.
Subjects: 
worker flows
accessions
separations
business cycle
job-to-job
employer-to-employer
JEL: 
J63
J64
J21
E24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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