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Earnings losses of displaced workers and the business cycle: An analysis with administrative data

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  • Couch, Kenneth A.
  • Jolly, Nicholas A.
  • Placzek, Dana W.

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This paper examines the earnings losses of displaced workers over the business cycle. Long-term earnings losses for these workers during a recessionary period are 1.7 to 3.9 times larger than for those observed during a period of economic growth.

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  • Couch, Kenneth A. & Jolly, Nicholas A. & Placzek, Dana W., 2011. "Earnings losses of displaced workers and the business cycle: An analysis with administrative data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(1), pages 16-19, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:1:p:16-19
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