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Economic and Social Correlates of Re-Employment

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  • MAURICE J. MAZEROLLE
  • GANGARAM SINGH
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    The purpose of our study is to examine the economic and social correlates of re-employment following job displacement. Our data are taken from 247 workers who were displaced as a result of plant closures in Ontario (Canada). Human capital did not affect re-employment. Economic need positively affected re-employment. Discrimination negatively affected re-employment, and social networks positively affected re-employment. Our conclusion falls squarely within the field of economic sociology, in that an economic outcome can have both an economic and a sociological explanation. Copyright 2004 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc..

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

    Volume (Year): 63 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (07)
    Pages: 717-730

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    1. Michael Kind, 2013. "A Level Playing Field – An Optimal Weighting Scheme of Dismissal Protection Characteristics," Ruhr Economic Papers 0442, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.

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