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The Shape of Hiring and Separation Costs

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dc.creator Michaud, Marie-Laure
dc.creator Kramarz, Francis
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20409
dc.identifier ppn:388743646
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20409
dc.description In this article, we estimate the structure of costs of hiring, terminating, and retiring employees in France. We use a representative panel data set of French establishments that contains direct measures of these various costs as well as measures of entries and exits for the years 1992 and 1996. This data set results from the match of two sources: the Wage Structure Survey and the Workforce Movement Questionnaire. We show that the cost of hiring into permanent contracts is larger than the cost of hiring into fixed-term contracts. But these costs are small in comparison to the costs of retiring or terminating workers. Furthermore, collective terminations (dismissal of at least 10 workers during a 30 days period) are much more expensive than individual terminations. Hiring and separations are similar in one aspect: they entail no or little firm-specific fixed cost. Furthermore, termination and hiring costs are concave and induce firms to group their permanent hirings and separations. Retirement costs are linear. These estimates show that regulations imposed by French labor laws significantly affect the structure and the magnitude of these costs.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1170
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject D21
dc.subject J30
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject adjustment costs
dc.subject firm behavior
dc.subject entry
dc.subject exit
dc.subject Personalbeschaffung
dc.subject Personalabbau
dc.subject Altersgrenze
dc.subject Personalplanung
dc.subject Kosten
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Frankreich
dc.title The Shape of Hiring and Separation Costs
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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