Title

Sources of displaced workers' long-term earnings losses

Project Dates

09/01/2017 -

Description

Long-term earnings losses are a well-documented feature of job displacement, yet the understanding of the sources of these earnings losses is limited. The decline could be due to a lower wage at a new job, a lower likelihood of finding a new job, working fewer hours, or the loss of firm-specific rents. This project proposes to take advantage of employer-employee matched administrative data from Washington state's unemployment insurance program to better understand the sources of earnings losses and to analyze the role of employer characteristics in job losses. Obtaining a better diagnosis of the root causes behind the long-term earnings decline can lead to better-designed policy responses.

Publications

Sources of Displaced Workers' Long-Term Losses, Marta Lachowska, Alexandre Mas, Stephen A. Woodbury. Upjohn Institute Working Paper 18-282 (2018)

Sources of Displaced Workers' Long-Term Earnings Losses, Marta Lachowska, Alexandre Mas, Stephen A. Woodbury. NBER Working Paper 24217 (2018)

Sources of Displaced Workers' Long-Term Earnings Losses, Marta Lachowska, Alexandre Mas, Stephen A. Woodbury. Washington Center for Equitable Growth Working paper 2018-02, (2018)

Sponsorship

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Subject Area

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS

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