Job Durations , Match Quality and the Business Cycle : What We Can Learn from Firm Fixed E ¤ ects

@inproceedings{Kahny2008JobD,
  title={Job Durations , Match Quality and the Business Cycle : What We Can Learn from Firm Fixed E ¤ ects},
  author={Lisa B. Kahny},
  year={2008}
}
  • Lisa B. Kahny
  • Published 2008
This paper seeks to determine how employer-employee match quality varies with economic conditions at the start of the employment relationship. During a recession, workers have fewer outside options so may be willing to accept worse matches. Conversely, …rms make fewer hires so may feel pressure to only hire in cases of very good matches. A confounding factor is …rm heterogeneity; the types of …rms that hire in recessions may di¤er from the average …rm. In this paper, I exploit a unique… CONTINUE READING
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