In this project, we study the evolution of earnings mobility in Germany. Particular attention will be given to the dynamics of earnings in the low-wage sector, by providing a descriptive analysis how the probability of escaping low-pay has changed over the last two decades. The data we use stem from the IAB-Employment Sample 1985-2004, which is a 2-% sample of all employees subject to the German Social Security System.

Project duration

01.04.2009 - 31.03.2010

Project members

Prof. Dr. Nicole Gürtzgen (Coordinator)
Dr. Bodo Aretz