Does Trade Adjustment Assistance Make a Difference?
AbstractBackground: The U.S. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides workers who have lost their jobs due to increased trade with income support and training, job search, and relocation benefits. This paper uses the most recent data collected by the Department of Labor on TAA beneficiaries to provide one of the first evaluations of the effectiveness of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Using propensity score matching techniques, we find that the TAA program is of dubious value in terms of helping displaced workers find new, well-paying employment opportunities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by American University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2008-12.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2008
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Trade Adjustment Assistance; displaced workers;
Other versions of this item:
- Kara M. Reynolds & John S. Palatucci, 2012. "Does Trade Adjustment Assistance Make A Difference?," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 30(1), pages 43-59, 01.
- J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-11-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2008-11-04 (International Trade)
- NEP-LAB-2008-11-04 (Labour Economics)
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