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The impact of technology on displacement and reemployment

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  • Daniel Aaronson
  • Kenneth Housinger

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This article explores whether job displacement is more prevalent in industries with higher technological innovation and whether older and less skilled employees are more prone to technology-induced job displacement. The authors also test whether the probability of reemployment is lower for older and less skilled workers in high-technology industries.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (1999)
Issue (Month): Q II ()
Pages: 14-30

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:1999:i:qii:p:14-30:n:v.23no.2

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Keywords: Displaced workers ; Technology ; Employment (Economic theory);

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  1. Lori G. Kletzer, 1998. "Job Displacement," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 12(1), pages 115-136, Winter.
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Cited by:
  1. Daniel Rodriguez & Madeline Zavodny, 2000. "Explaining changes in the age distribution of displaced workers," Working Paper 2000-1, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  2. Mateos-Planas, Xavier, 2000. "Technology adoption with finite horizons," Discussion Paper Series In Economics And Econometrics 0033, Economics Division, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton.
  3. Madeline Zavodny, 2000. "Technology and job retention among young adults, 1980-98," Working Paper 2000-7, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  4. Steven A. Sass & Kelly Haverstick & Jean-Pierre Aubry, 2009. "Employers' (Lack of) Response to the Retirement Income Challenge," Issues in Brief ib2009-9-13, Center for Retirement Research, revised Jun 2009.
  5. Piekkola, Hannu & Böckerman, Petri, 2002. "On Whom Falls the Burden of Restructuring? Evidence from Finland," Discussion Papers 714, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
  6. Alicia H. Munnell & Steven Sass & Mauricio Soto & Natalia Zhivan, 2006. "Has the Displacement of Older Workers Increased?," Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College wp2006-17, Center for Retirement Research, revised Sep 2006.
  7. Daniel Rodriguez & Madeline Zavodny, 2000. "Are displaced workers now finished at age forty?," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, issue Q2, pages 33-48.
  8. Edward N. Wolff, 2005. "Computerization and Rising Unemployment Duration," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 31(4), pages 507-536, Fall.
  9. Younghwan Song, 2009. "Training, Technological Changes, and Displacement," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 201-218, September.

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