EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers Revisited

Kenneth Couch () and Dana W. Placzek

American Economic Review, 2010, vol. 100, issue 1, 572-89

Abstract: Earnings losses of Connecticut workers affected by mass layoff are calculated using administrative data. Estimated reductions are initially more than 30 percent and six years later, as much as 15 percent. The Connecticut estimates are smaller than comparable ones from Pennsylvania administrative data but similar to those from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and Department of Workforce Services (DWS). Earnings reductions in Connecticut and Pennsylvania are concentrated among Unemployment Insurance recipients. An unusually high proportion of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries in Pennsylvania explains the larger estimated losses relative to other studies. Fixed-effects, random growth, and matching estimators produced similar earnings loss estimates suggesting each is relatively unbiased in this context. (J31, J 63, J65, R23)

JEL-codes: J31 J63 J65 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.1.572
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (137) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.aeaweb.org/articles.php?doi=10.1257/aer.100.1.572 (application/pdf)
http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/data/mar2010/20060515_data.zip (application/zip)
http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/data/mar2010/20060515_app.pdf (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to AEA members and institutional subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:100:y:2010:i:1:p:572-89

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/subscriptions

Access Statistics for this article

American Economic Review is currently edited by Esther Duflo

More articles in American Economic Review from American Economic Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Michael P. Albert ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-01
Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:100:y:2010:i:1:p:572-89