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The 2011 break in the part-time indicator and the evolution of wage inequality in Germany

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Authors and Corporations: Fitzenberger, Bernd (Author), Seidlitz, Arnim (Author)
Other Authors: Seidlitz, Arnim [Author]
Type of Resource: E-Book
Language: English
Bonn, Germany IZA - Institute of Labor Economics August 2019
Series: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit: Discussion paper series ; no. 12529
Source: Verbunddaten SWB
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Summary: German social security records involve an indicator for part-time or full-time work. In 2011, the reporting procedure was changed suggesting that a fraction of worker recorded to be working full-time before the change were in fact part-time workers. This study develops a correction based on estimating the probability of being a part-time worker before and after the break. Using the correction, the paper confirms that the rise in wage inequality among full-time workers in West Germany until 2010 is not a spurious consequence of the misreporting of working time.
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