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Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers with Stable Labour Market Attachment: Recent Evidence from Canada


  • Bonikowska, Aneta
  • Morissette, Rene


This study examines long-term earnings losses of workers laid off during the early 1990s and the early 2000s using data from Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Worker File (LWF). In contrast to earlier studies, many of which focused on narrowly defined samples, this study compares earnings losses across all groups of displaced workers with stable labour market attachment prior to layoff. The study shows that focusing solely on high-seniority laid-off workers or workers laid off in firm closures leads to the exclusion of at least two-thirds of Canadian displaced workers with stable labour market attachment.

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  • Bonikowska, Aneta & Morissette, Rene, 2012. "Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers with Stable Labour Market Attachment: Recent Evidence from Canada," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2012346e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:2012346e

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    1. Gimenez-Nadal, J. Ignacio & Molina, José Alberto & Silva Quintero, Edgar, 2016. "How Forced Displacements Caused by a Violent Conflict Affect Wages in Colombia," IZA Discussion Papers 9926, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Miles Corak, 2016. "`Inequality is the root of social evil,' or Maybe Not? Two Stories about Inequality and Public Policy," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 42(4), pages 367-414, December.
    3. Wiederhold, Simon & Nedelkoska, Ljubica & Neffke, Frank, 2013. "The Impact of Skill Mismatch on Earnings Losses after Job Displacement," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79739, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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    Employment and unemployment; Labour; Wages; salaries and other earnings;

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