Department of Finance
Level 12, 198 Berkeley Street
University of Melbourne
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|January 2000||Young and Out in Germany (On Youths? Chances of Labor Market Entrance in Germany)|
with Wolfgang Franz, Winfried Pohlmeier, Volker Zimmermann
in Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries, David G. Blanchflower and Richard B. Freeman, editors
|October 1997||Young and Out in Germany: On the Youths' Chances of Labor Market Entrance in Germany|
with Wolfgang Franz, Winfried Pohlmeier, Volker Zimmermann: w6212
This paper deals with the labor market entrance of young people in the Federal Republic" of Germany. The main focus is on failures during this stage. First, an overview of the youth" labor market in Germany is given. Then, the transition from vocational training to work is" analyzed: The duration of the first spell of non-employment after completion of formal" vocational training is analyzed by means of a proportional hazard function approach. Besides the" strong influence of the human capital variables there is a striking effect of the family background" of the youths. The following section addresses the extent to which early failures in the work" history have long-lasting effects on future incomes. There is some evidence for a permanent" income reduction.
Published: Wolfgang Franz & Joachim Inkmann & Winfried Pohlmeier & Volker Zimmermann, 2000. "Young and Out in Germany (On Youths? Chances of Labor Market Entrance in Germany)," NBER Chapters, in: Youth Employment and Joblessness in Advanced Countries, pages 381-426 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.