Gross Job Flows and Firms

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Paper No. 99-10

10 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2000

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Scott D. Schuh

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Research Department

Robert K. Triest

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Research Department; Boston College

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Date Written: November 1999

Abstract

This paper extends the work of Dunne, Roberts, and Samuelson (1989) and Davis, Haltiwanger, and Schuh (1996) on gross job flows among manufacturing plants. Gross job creation, destruction, and reallocation have been shown to be important in understanding the birth, growth, and death of plants, and the relation of plant life cycles to the business cycle. However, little is known about job flows between firms or how job flows among plants occur within firms (corporate restructuring). We use information on company organization from the Longitudinal Research Database (LRD) to investigate the relationship between plant-level and firm-level job flows. We document: (1) the fraction of plant-level gross flows occurring between firms; and (2) gross job flows by the extent of excess job reallocation occurring in firms.

JEL Classification: E24, L11, L16, J63

Suggested Citation

Schuh, Scott and Triest, Robert, Gross Job Flows and Firms (November 1999). Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Paper No. 99-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=214873 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.214873

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