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Advance Notice Provisions in Plant Closing Legislation: Do They Matter?

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  • Ronald G. Ehrenberg
  • George H. Jakubson

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This paper evaluates the cases for and against plant closing legislation. In spite of the growth of legislative efforts in the area, there has been surprisingly little effort devoted to analyzing what the effects are of existing plant closing legislation, of provisions in privately negotiated collective bargaining agreements that provide for advance notice in case of plant shutdowns and/or layoffs, and of voluntary employer provision of advance notice. The paper summarizes the results of previous research, and our own empirical analyses that used the January 1984 Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Displaced Workers, on the effects of advance notice on displaced workers' durations of nonemployment and post-displacement earnings. Based upon these findings, implications for public policy are drawn.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 2611.

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Date of creation: Jun 1988
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Publication status: published as "Advanced Notification of Plant Closing: Does It Matter?" From Industrial Relations, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 60-71, (Winter 1989).
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:2611

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  1. Christopher J. Ruhm & Jackqueline L. Teague, 1995. "Parental Leave Policies in Europe and North America," NBER Working Papers 5065, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Pierre Grenier & David M. Gray, 1994. "Fermetures d'usines et durées du chômage : signaux et comportements de recherche d'emploi au Canada," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 113(2), pages 207-217.
  3. Lori G. Kletzer, 1998. "Job Displacement," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 12(1), pages 115-136, Winter.

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