Job Stability, Mobility and Labour Market Restructuring. Evidence from German Microdata

In: Management Revue, Jg. 17 (2006) ; Nr. 4, S. 372-394
ISSN: 0935-9915, 1861-9916
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Soziologie, Sozialwissenschaften
The paper analyses the change of job stability and its determinants in the course of time by presenting some empirical evidence from Germany. Drawing upon event history data from the German Federal Labour Office insurance accounts and employing Cox Proportional Hazard Rate Models, we test six core hypotheses on labour market restructuring and its impacts on job stability. Our analysis suggests that during the transition to service society between the 1980s and the 1990s some kind of ‘restructuring’ of the German labour market has taken place that has simultaneously led to an increasing polarisation and to an increasing levelling out of individual employment chances and risks.ABSTRACT FROM AUTHORCopyright of Management Revue is the property of Rainer Hampp Verlag and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.