The Intergenerational Effects of Worker Displacement
AbstractThis article uses variation induced by firm closures to explore the intergenerational effects of worker displacement using a Canadian panel of administrative data that follows more than 39,000 father-son pairs from 1978 to 1999. We find that children whose fathers were displaced have annual earnings about 9% lower than similar children whose fathers did not experience an employment shock. They are also more likely to receive unemployment insurance and social assistance. The estimates are driven by the experiences of children whose family income was at the bottom of the income distribution. (c) 2008 by The University of Chicago.
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Volume (Year): 26 (2008)
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- Ann Huff Stevens & Marianne Page & Philip Oreopoulos, 2005. "The Intergenerational Effects of Worker Displacement," Working Papers 521, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics.
- Philip Oreopoulos & Marianne Page & Ann Huff Stevens, 2005. "The Intergenerational Effect of Worker Displacement," NBER Working Papers 11587, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Philip Oreopolous & Marianne Page & Ann Huff Stevens, 2005. "The Intergenerational Effects Of Worker Displacement," Working Papers id:183, eSocialSciences.
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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