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Long-term effects of involuntary job separations on labour careers

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  • Muñoz-Bullón, Fernando
  • Malo, Miguel A.

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In this article, we analyse whether involuntary job separations present long-term effects upon individuals' careers, and the magnitude of such effects. For this purpose, the impact of involuntary job separations on three measures of occupational prestige is examined, using the British Household Panel Survey. Involuntary job separations are found to show a negative effect upon those occupational prestige scales. In particular, when additional involuntary job separations are suffered, this negative impact is persistent and cumulative. Moreover, this observed decrease in prestige levels is enhanced by the length of job separations. Our results help to explain why displaced workers suffer persistent earnings losses compared to non-displaced workers along their work-life history.

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  • Muñoz-Bullón, Fernando & Malo, Miguel A., 2003. "Long-term effects of involuntary job separations on labour careers," DEE - Working Papers. Business Economics. WB wb034211, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
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    1. Malo, Miguel A. & Muñoz-Bullón, Fernando, 2007. "Breaks in women's careers due to family reasons: a long-term perspective," DEE - Working Papers. Business Economics. WB wb070101, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
    2. Miguel Malo & Fernando Muñoz-Bullón, 2008. "Women’s family-related career breaks: a long-term British perspective," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 127-167, June.
    3. Bender, Keith A., 2012. "An analysis of well-being in retirement: The role of pensions, health, and ‘voluntariness’ of retirement," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 41(4), pages 424-433.
    4. Thomas Amossé & Corinne Perraudin & Héloïse Petit, 2011. "Formes de rupture d'emploi et trajectoires de mobilités externes," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00684101, HAL.
    5. Thomas Amossé & Corinne Perraudin & Héloïse Petit, 2011. "Formes de rupture d'emploi et trajectoires de mobilités externes," Working Papers halshs-00684101, HAL.

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