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DIW Economic Bulletin 34/35 / 2016

Many Refugees Have Work Experience but a Smaller Share Possess Formal Vocational Qualifications

Academic and vocational qualifications play a crucial role when it comes to successfully integrating refugees and other migrants into society. What qualifications did migrants already acquire in their country of origin and which did they obtain in Germany? And to what extent are qualifications gained abroad recognized in Germany? The IAB-SOEP Migration Sample shows that the majority of the migrant ...

2016| Elisabeth Liebau, Zerrin Salikutluk
Diskussionspapiere 1589 / 2016

Intended College Enrollment and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information?

Despite increasing access to university education, students from disadvantaged or non-academic family backgrounds are still underrepresented at universities. In this regard, the economic literature mainly studies the effect of financial constraints on post-secondary educational decisions. Our knowledge on potential effects of other constraints regarding university education is more limited. We investigate ...

2016| Frauke H. Peter, Vaishali Zambre
Diskussionspapiere 1532 / 2015

TFP, Labor Productivity and the (Un)observed Labor Input: Temporary Agency Work

The study focuses on the question of whether productivity estimates are biased due to the emergence of a new input that is usually omitted: temporary agency worker (TAW). The study analyzes labor productivity and TFP by means of a structural approach using a representative dataset of German manufacturing firms. The empirical results show, once TAW is taken into account, that: i) labor productivity ...

2015| Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere 1538 / 2015

Local and Spatial Cointegration in the Wage Curve: A Spatial Panel Analysis for German Regions

The wage curve introduced by Blanchflower and Oswald (1990, 1994) postulates a negative correlation between wages and unemployment. Empirical results focus on particular theoretical channels establishing the relationship. Panel models mostly draw on unionized bargaining or the efficiency wage hypothesis. Spatial econometric approaches can be rationalized by monopsonistic competition. However, the approaches ...

2015| Reinhold Kosfeld, Christian Dreger
Diskussionspapiere 1522 / 2015

Cross-Country Estimates of Employment and Investment in Organisational Capital: A Task-Based Methodology Using the PIAAC Database

This work proposes a task-based methodology for the measurement of employment and investment in organisational capital (OC) in 20 OECD countries. It builds on themethodology of Squicciarini and Le Mouel (2012) and uses information from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). OCis defined as firm-specific organisational knowledge resulting from the performance ...

2015| Marie Le Mouel, Mariagrazia Squicciarini
DIW Roundup 83 / 2015

Productivity Growth, Investment, and Secular Stagnation

In many advanced economies, the economic recovery from the financial crisis has been sluggish. In light of these developments, it has been argued by various economists that economic growth per capita has already been on a downward trend since the 1980s. Studies suggest that this is largely due to low productivity growth. While factors of production such as labor and capital are being used more productively ...

2015| Guido Baldi, Patrick Harms
Monographien

Cross-Country Estimates of Employment and Investment in Organisational Capital: A Task-Based Methodology Using PIAAC Data

This work proposes a task-based methodology for the measurement of employment and investment in organisational capital (OC) in 20 OECD countries. It builds on the methodology of Squicciarini and Le Mouel (2012) and uses information from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). OC is defined as firm-specific organisational knowledge resulting from the performance ...

Paris: OECD, 2015, 36 S.
(OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers ; 2015/08)
| Marie Le Mouel, Mariagrazia Squicciarini
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Why Is TFP Growth Sectorally Concentrated?

Research shows that total factor productivity (TFP) growth is weak in European countries. This is inter alia attributed to the fact that substantial TFP growth is limited to a few industries. Because TFP growth is typically understood as technological progress, it is concluded that technology diffusion between sectors in Europe is hampered. We use EU KLEMS data sets to decompose sectoral TFP for nine ...

In: Applied Economics 47 (2015), 55, S. 5933-5944 | Alexander Schiersch, Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
SOEPpapers 768 / 2015

Self-Managed Working Time and Employee Effort: Theory and Evidence

This paper theoretically and empirically examines the impact of self-managed working time (SMWT) on employee effort. As a means of increased worker autonomy, SMWT can theoretically increase effort via intrinsic motivation and reciprocal behaviour, but can lead to a decrease of effort due to a loss of control. Based on German individual-level panel data, we find that SMWT employees exert higher effort ...

2015| Michael Beckmann, Thomas Cornelissen, Matthias Kräkel
SOEPpapers 771 / 2015

Individual and Workplace-Specific Determinants of Paid and Unpaid Overtime Work in Germany

In Germany, overtime work is a well-established instrument for varying working hours of employees and is of great importance for establishments as a measure of internal flexibility. However, not all employees are affected to the same degree by a variation of the work effort through overtime work. Besides socio-demographic factors, workplace-specific factors that provide information about the position ...

2015| Ines Zapf
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