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Imperfections in the German labour market

Abstract

"This dissertation comprises five empirical papers contributing to scientific research in empirical labour economics. All these papers aim at filling research gaps covering topics important to various actors of the labour market. They rely on different micro data sources from Germany, apart from the data from the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) all of which are register and survey data provided by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). The main focus is on the topic of educational mismatch, which four out of the five papers are devoted to, scrutinizing both its causes and its consequences for employers, employees, and labour market policy. By contrast, the last paper addresses asymmetric information in promotion decisions within and across establishments, hence covering another important aspect of imperfection in modern-day labour markets." (Text excerpt, IAB-Doku) ((en))
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. The impact of overeducated and undereducated workers on establishment-level productivity - First evidence for Germany
3. Literacy and numeracy abilities of overeducated and undereducated workers: Revisiting the allocation process in the labour market
4. Not just more jobs but also better ones? Retraining for the unemployed and the quality of the job-worker match
5. Educational mismatch and promotions to managerial positions: A test of the career mobility theory
6. Asymmetric information in internal versus external promotions

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Bibliografische Daten

Grunau, Philipp (2016): Imperfections in the German labour market * Essays on educational mismatch and asymmetric information. Erlangen; Nürnberg, 174 S.
 

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