Job Tenure of Two Cohorts of Young German Men 1979 - 1990: An Analysis of the (West-)German Employment Statistic Register Sample Concerning Multivariate Failure Times and Unobserved Heterogeneity

23 Pages Posted: 2 May 2000

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Lutz Bellmann

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

Stefan Bender

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

Ulrich Hornsteiner

Commerzbank AG

Date Written: January 2000

Abstract

Based on theoretical models of job mobility this paper provides an empirical analysis of job durations in West Germany using information from two cohorts of new entrants to the labor force. We adopt an accelerated failure time model allowing for unobserved heterogeneity. Thereby we combine the generalized estimating equations approach with the replacement of censored times by imputed values. The most important results are that employees stay longer in larger establishments and in production industries. Older individuals, those with completed apprenticeship training and those coming directly from apprenticeship training have longer job durations. In contrast, the larger the number of unemployment and employment spells, the shorter is the job attachment expected.

JEL Classification: J62, C41

Suggested Citation

Bellmann, Lutz and Bender, Stefan and Hornsteiner, Ulrich, Job Tenure of Two Cohorts of Young German Men 1979 - 1990: An Analysis of the (West-)German Employment Statistic Register Sample Concerning Multivariate Failure Times and Unobserved Heterogeneity (January 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=224102

Lutz Bellmann (Contact Author)

Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

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Stefan Bender

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

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Germany
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Ulrich Hornsteiner

Commerzbank AG

Frankfurt am Main, D - 60261
Germany

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