Job and Worker Turnover in German Establishments

41 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2011

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Lutz Bellmann

Institute for Employment Research (IAB); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Hans-Dieter Gerner

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

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Abstract

We use a simple regression-based approach to measure the relationship between employment growth, hirings and separations in a large panel of German establishments over the period 1993-2009. Although the average level of hiring and separation is much lower in Germany than in the US, as expected, we find that the relationship between employment growth and worker flows in German establishments is very similar to the behaviour of US establishments described in Davis, Faberman & Haltiwanger (2006, 2011), and quite different to the behaviour of French establishments described in Abowd, Corbel & Kramarz (1999). The relationship is very stable over time, even during the most recent economic crisis, and across different types of establishment.

Keywords: job turnover, worker turnover, hirings and separations

JEL Classification: J2, J23, J63, D22

Suggested Citation

Bellmann, Lutz and Gerner, Hans-Dieter and Upward, Richard, Job and Worker Turnover in German Establishments. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6081. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1958736

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Hans-Dieter Gerner

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

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Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics ( email )

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