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Wage Losses of Displaced Workers in the 1990s


  • Schoeni, R-F
  • Dardia, M


The large-scale of downsizings of the 1990s has renewed interest in the wage losses of displaced workers. This study uses administrative data to follow 833,004 workers in California between 1989 and 1994, providing estimates of the extent of wage losses associated with the recent downsizings. Patterns of wage loss that are similar to those found in studies using different data for different regions and periods are documented.

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  • Schoeni, R-F & Dardia, M, 1996. "Wage Losses of Displaced Workers in the 1990s," Papers 96-14, RAND - Labor and Population Program.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:96-14

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    1. Lars Ljungqvist, 2003. "European Unemployment: Labour Market Institutions and Economic Turbulence," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 1(2), pages 07-12, October.
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    5. Kevin McKinney & Lars Vilhuber, 2006. "Using linked employer-employee data to investigate the speed of adjustments in downsizing firms," Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Technical Papers 2006-03, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.

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    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers


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