Extensive vs. intensive margin in Germany and the United States

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This paper analyzes the role of the extensive vis-à-vis the intensive margin of labor adjustment in Germany and in the United States. The contribution is twofold. First, we provide an update of older U.S. studies and confirm the view that the extensive margin (i.e., the adjustment in the number of w...

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Main Author: Merkl, Christian
Wesselbaum, Dennis
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Kiel Kiel Inst. for the World Economy 2009
Data of publication: 2009
Series: Kiel working paper
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: ECONIS
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