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Changes Over Time in the Cost of Job Loss for Young Men and Women

Justin Barnette, Curtis Reynolds () and Odongo Kennedy ()
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Odongo Kennedy: Department of Economics, Washington State University, Pullman, USA

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2021, vol. 21, issue 1, 335-378

Abstract: Using data from the two cohorts of the NLSY, we examine whether income losses due to involuntary job separations have changed over time. We find that wage losses among men are similar between the two cohorts. However, women in the 1979 cohort show little evidence of wage losses while women in the 1997 cohort experience wage losses similar to those of men. We present evidence that changes in occupations across cohorts help explain these results.

Keywords: displaced workers; earnings; wage scars (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1515/bejeap-2020-0005

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