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This volume presents a collaborative effort by 22 labor economists who examine worker displacement and the attempts to address it in 10 industrialized countries. Using large nationally-representative data sets and detailed policy analysis, the authors focus on two key questions related to worker displacement: 1) whether the experiences of displaced workers in the Untied States, and the patterns of experiences across workers, echo patterns seen in other developed countries, and 2) what can be learned, both from the similarities and from the differences across countries?


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Download 2. Displaced Workers in the United States and the Netherlands / Jaap H. Abbring, Gerard J. van den Berg, Pieter A. Gautier, A. Gijsbert C. van Lomwel, Jan C. van Ours, Christopher J. Ruhm (365 KB)

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Download 4. They Get Knocked Down. Do They Get Up Again? / Jeff Borland, Paul Gregg, Genevieve Knight, Jonathan Wadsworth (250 KB)

Download 5. Worker Displacement in France and Germany / Stefan Bender, Christian Dustmann, David Margolis, Costas Meghir (406 KB)

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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics; Dislocated workers

Losing Work, Moving On: International Perspectives on Worker Displacement




Kuhn, Peter J., ed. 2002. Losing Work, Moving On: International Perspectives on Worker Displacement. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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