The Nature and Extent of Job Separations in Germany: Some New Evidence from SOEP

32 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2009

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Getinet A. Haile

Policy Studies Institute (PSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Mannheim

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This paper analyses job separations in Germany using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel spanning from 1984 to 2003. Based on detailed reasons for job separation and different SOEP samples, the paper attempts to establish the nature of job separations in Germany. It brings to light some patterns of separations that have hitherto been unexplored. The findings of the study suggest, among others, that minority group status is important in characterising job separations, particularly in the event of exogenous shocks. Targeting minorities in the face of a major shock of the sort experienced in Germany might be a policy option.

Keywords: job separations, job turnover, economics of minorities

JEL Classification: J6, J15, C35

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike, The Nature and Extent of Job Separations in Germany: Some New Evidence from SOEP. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4216, Available at SSRN:

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