Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89799
Authors: 
Giannelli, Gianna Claudia
Jaenichen, Ursula
Rothe, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7580
Abstract: 
The German employment miracle, with a weak decline in employment and low unemployment during the great recession, seems to be a good example for a successful labour market reform. Nevertheless, there are concerns about rising inequality in the labour market. In this paper we analyze the quality of newly started jobs between 1998 and 2010 using a huge administrative data set which allows us to look at job durations and earnings for different groups of workers. We discuss changes in the distributions of job durations and earnings over time, and present microeconometric models controlling for individual, firm and regional characteristics. Our results show a fairly constant level of overall job stability, but decreasing real wages and rising wage dispersion over time.
Subjects: 
labour market reforms
job quality
job duration
real wages
Germany
1998-2010
JEL: 
C34
C41
J31
J62
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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