Job mobility, wages and job satisfaction [Elektronische Ressource] / von Thomas Cornelißen

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Job mobility, wages and job satisfactionVon der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultat derGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitat Hannoverzur Erlangung des akademischen GradesDoktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften- Doctor rerum politicarum -genehmigte DissertationvonDiplom-Okonom Thomas Corneli engeboren am 14.9.1976 in Krefeld2008Referent: Prof. Dr. Olaf HublerKorreferent: Prof. Dr. Patrick PuhaniTag der Promotion: 3.12.2008AcknowledgmentsI would like to thank all who have helped me along the waywhile writing this thesis, especially my principal supervisorOlaf Hubler for suggesting the subject, encouraging my re-search, co-authoring part of the research and for invaluablediscussions.I also give my thanks to all colleagues who have discussedmy work with me and have given me valuable comments, par-ticularly during seminars at the Leibniz Universitat Hannover.This work has also strongly bene ted from the discus-sions at several conferences and workshops. I wish to ex-press my sincere appreciation for the helpful comments re-ceived from participants of several meetings of the GermanResearch Foundation (DFG) Network ’Flexibility in Hetero-geneous Labour Markets’, of the nal conference of the inter-national wage exibility project, of the 2nd User Conferenceon the Analysis of BA and IAB Data and at other occasions.Thomas Cornelien, December 2008iiiABSTRACTAbstractThe thesis consists of an empirical part and a methodological part.

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Job mobility, wages and job satisfaction
Von der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultat der
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitat Hannover
zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades
Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaften
- Doctor rerum politicarum -
genehmigte Dissertation
von
Diplom-Okonom Thomas Corneli en
geboren am 14.9.1976 in Krefeld
2008Referent: Prof. Dr. Olaf Hubler
Korreferent: Prof. Dr. Patrick Puhani
Tag der Promotion: 3.12.2008Acknowledgments
I would like to thank all who have helped me along the way
while writing this thesis, especially my principal supervisor
Olaf Hubler for suggesting the subject, encouraging my re-
search, co-authoring part of the research and for invaluable
discussions.
I also give my thanks to all colleagues who have discussed
my work with me and have given me valuable comments, par-
ticularly during seminars at the Leibniz Universitat Hannover.
This work has also strongly bene ted from the discus-
sions at several conferences and workshops. I wish to ex-
press my sincere appreciation for the helpful comments re-
ceived from participants of several meetings of the German
Research Foundation (DFG) Network ’Flexibility in Hetero-
geneous Labour Markets’, of the nal conference of the inter-
national wage exibility project, of the 2nd User Conference
on the Analysis of BA and IAB Data and at other occasions.
Thomas Cornelien, December 2008
iiiABSTRACT
Abstract
The thesis consists of an empirical part and a methodological part. An overview of
the whole analysis and of the main ndings is presented in the introduction (Chapter
1). The following three chapters form the empirical part of the thesis with empirical
analyses of the interrelation of job mobility, wages and job satisfaction. Chapter 2 uses
German household panel data to analyze the association of downward wage rigidity
with several types of external and internal job mobility. Chapter 3 uses German linked
employer-employee data to estimate wage and job duration functions with individual
and rm xed e ects. In a second step, the correlations of the unobserved heterogeneity
components (xed e ects) are analyzed. Chapter 4 then introduces job satisfaction and
non-pecuniary job characteristics into the analysis. Drawing again on household panel
data, that chapter analyzes the conditions under which low job satisfaction leads to
job search, and under which job search leads to job changes. Job satisfaction itself is
explained by a set of detailed job characteristics.
The methodological part of the thesis contains two chapters that include method-
ological tools that were developed in order to conduct the analyses presented in the
empirical part. These tools were made available for public use as programs in the
econometrics software Stata. In chapter 5 standard errors of the marginal e ects in a
heteroskedastic probit model are derived analytically using the delta method. In chap-
ter 6 a sparse matrix algortihm for a memory-saving way to estimate a xed-e ects
model with two high-dimensional