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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-17T12:56:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-17T12:56:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57170-
dc.description.abstractEmpirical investigations with enterprise level data from official statistics often use the average wage as a proxy variable for the qualification of the workforce, mostly due to the lack of detailed information on the qualification of the employees. This paper uses unique newly available data for German enterprises from the KombiFiD project that for the first time combine information from the statistics of employees covered by social security and information from surveys performed by the Statistical Offices to look at the quality of this proxy variable by investigating the link between the average wage in a firm and the qualification of the workforce. Furthermore, it demonstrates that detailed information on the qualification of the workforce sheds new light on the role of highly qualified employees for success on export markets that is not revealed by the average wage as a proxy variable. Based on the results of this paper it is argued that combined firm level data that stem from different data producers should be widely accessible for research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniv., Inst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre |cLüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aUniversity of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics |x224en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordqualification of workforceen_US
dc.subject.keywordaverage wageen_US
dc.subject.keywordexporten_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm level dataen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwExportindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleAverage wage, qualification of the workforce and export performance in German enterprises: Evidence from KombiFiD dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn682320587en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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