Employment, hours, and earnings consequences of Job Loss: Us evidence from the displaced workers survey

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Abstract

Data are used from the 1984–2016 Displaced Workers Surveys (DWS) to investigate the incidence and consequences of job loss, 1981–2015. These data show a record high rate of job loss in the Great Recession, with serious employment consequences for job losers, including very low rates of re-employment and difficulty finding full-time employment. The average reduction in weekly earnings for job losers making a full-time–full-time transition are relatively small, with a substantial minority reporting earning more on their new job than on the lost job. Most of the cost of job loss comes from difficulty finding new full-time employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S235-S272
JournalJournal of Labor Economics
Volume35
Issue numberS1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial relations
  • Economics and Econometrics

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