Corseuil, Carlos H. L. (2009): Alternative Ways of Measuring and Interpreting Worker Flows.
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The present paper provides empirical evidence compatible with a proposed theoretical framework to explain the joint determination of two components of worker flows: worker replacement and job creation. We show that a negative correlation between job creation and replacement across firms emerges from such a framework. An empirical model is specified and its parameters are estimated taking into account two serious problems: measurement error and endogenous regressor. We take advantage of a matched employer-employee longitudinal database with detailed information on job and worker characteristics to tackle both issues. Our estimates confirm the negative correlation predicted by the theory.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Alternative Ways of Measuring and Interpreting Worker Flows|
|Keywords:||job flows; replacement; employment dynamics|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J63 - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J23 - Labor Demand
|Depositing User:||Carlos H. L. Corseuil|
|Date Deposited:||12. Jul 2009 19:11|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 19:52|
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