Where Did They Go?

20 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2002

See all articles by Anders Frederiksen

Anders Frederiksen

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

Copenhagen Business School; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: January 2002


We study individual job-separations and their associated destination states for all individuals in the private sector in Denmark for the period 1980 to 1995 and account for the cyclical flows. We find that individual and workplace characteristics as well as business cycle effects are important in explaining the individual behavior. In policy simulations we look at the impact on individual transitions. We find that structural and growth policies have different implications for the economy. Policy interventions with the purpose of preventing firm closures are argued to be inefficient.

Keywords: Business Cycles, Job Separations, Transition Probabilities

JEL Classification: J63, J65, E24

Suggested Citation

Frederiksen, Anders and Westergaard-Nielsen, Niels, Where Did They Go? (January 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=297089 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.297089

Anders Frederiksen (Contact Author)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072

Niels Westergaard-Nielsen

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072

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