Employment Research Newsletter


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This issue summarizes papers delivered at an Upjohn Institute sponsored conference, Labor Markets in Recession and Recovery, October 22-23, 2010. The conference addressed the recession through the following topics: job creation tax credits, employer subsidy programs, retirement income and the economic crisis, employee 401(k) contributions, unemployment insurance and single mothers, unemployment insurance exhaustions, displacement and human capital, working hours and the recession, high-skill immigration


Job creation tax credits and job growth : whether, when, and where / Robert S. Chirinko and Daniel J. Wilson -- Estimating the costs per job created of employer subsidy programs / Timothy J. Bartik -- The economic crisis and retirement income / Courtney C. Coile and Phillip B. Levine -- The persistence of employee 401(k) contributions over a major stock market cycle : evidence on the limited power of inertia on savings behavior -- Unemployment insurance and low-educated single working mothers after welfare reform : new evidence from the SIPP / Luke Shaefer and Liyun Wu -- The secular rise in unemployment insurance exhaustions and what can be done about it / Ralph Smith -- Displacement, asymmetric information, and heterogeneous human capital / Luojia Hu and Christopher Taber -- Short hours, long hours, flexible hours : hours levels and hours adjustments in the retail industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico / Françoise Carré and Chris Tilly -- Employment, innovation, and high-skill immigration / Kirk B. Doran and George J. Borjas

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UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Unemployment insurance




W.E. Upjohn Institute. 2011. Employment Research 18(1). https://doi.org/10.17848/1075-8445.18(1)-1