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Wage growth and career patterns of German low-wage workers

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Abstract

"Using administrative linked employer-employee data from Germany, this paper analyses the real wage growth and career patterns of full-time employed low-wage workers between 2001 and 2006. Multivariate models accounting for sample selection demonstrate the relevance of individual characteristics and firm heterogeneity in this context. I observe substantial upward and downward wage mobility in the low-wage sector, with the worst-paid workers having considerably higher relative wage growth than better-paid workers. The majority of those lowwage workers who had escaped the low-wage sector by 2004 were still higher-paid two years later, indicating that their upward mobility is not just a transitory phenomenon." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Stephani, Jens

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Stephani, Jens (2012): Wage growth and career patterns of German low-wage workers. (IAB-Discussion Paper, 01/2012), N├╝rnberg, 32 p.
 

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