Pavlopoulos, Dimitris and Fouarge, Didier (2006): Escaping the low pay trap: do labour market entrants stand a chance? Published in: OSA WP2006-25
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This paper investigates the wage and employment perspectives of low-wage labour market entrants, using panel data from the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. We apply a competing risks hazard model of transitions from low pay to higher pay, to unemployment or to inactivity. Low pay is found to be a rather transitory experience. However, a significant amount of transitions between low pay and non-employment is indicated. Exits from low-pay seem to be determined by firm-specific skills in the UK and the Netherlands, while by formal educational and vocational training qualifications in Germany.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Escaping the low pay trap: do labour market entrants stand a chance?|
|Keywords:||low pay; competing risks; panel data|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C4 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics > C41 - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
|Depositing User:||DIMITRIS PAVLOPOULOS|
|Date Deposited:||08. Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 10:31|
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