Measuring worker flows
Abstract:The study explores differences between two measurement concepts of worker flows widely used in the literature referred to as the turnover and reallocation concepts. It is found that measuring worker flows by the turnover concept leads to substantially (about 5% of total employment) higher worker flow estimates and slightly increases age, size and industry group effects on firm level worker flows as well as differences between growing and declining firms relative to the reallocation concept.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Arsenal Objekt 20, 1030 Wien, Austria
Publication date: August 10, 2006