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Labour market dynamics and worker heterogeneity during the Great Recession – Evidence from Europe

Ronald Bachmann, Peggy Bechara (née David) (), Anica Kramer () and Sylvi Rzepka

IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2015, vol. 4, issue 1, 1-29

Abstract: Using harmonised micro data, this paper investigates the effects of the early phase (2008-10) of the recent economic crisis on transitions between labour market states in Europe. Our analysis focuses on individual heterogeneity, on the type of employment contract, and on cross-country differences. Our analysis shows that specific worker groups, such as men and young persons, were particularly strongly hit by the crisis. Furthermore, more transitions from employment, especially temporary employment to unemployment, were the main factor behind rising unemployment. Reduced unemployment outflows did not contribute substantially to the increase in unemployment during the early phase of the crisis. JEL classification: J6, E24 Copyright Bachmann et al. 2015

Keywords: Recession; Labour market transitions; Markov transition matrices; Worker heterogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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