September 2011

IZA DP No. 5972: Duration of Low Wage Employment: A Study Based on a Survival Model

published in: International Journal of Social Economics, 2018, 45 (2), 286-299

This paper includes a survival analysis which attempts to explain the duration, as in the number of years a worker remains in a low wage situation. Explanatory variables take into account the characteristics of the employee, such as education, age, tenure with the company, gender and nationality, and the characteristics of the job and the company such as industry affiliation, number of employees, age of the company and location.