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Does the color of the collar matter? Employment and earnings after plant closure

Guido Schwerdt (), Andrea Ichino, Oliver Ruf, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer () and Josef Zweimüller ()

Economics Letters, 2010, vol. 108, issue 2, 137-140

Abstract: We investigate whether the costs of job displacement differ between blue and white collar workers. In the short-run earnings and employment losses are substantial for both groups but stronger for white collars. In the long run, there are only weak effects for blue collar workers but strong and persistent effects for white collars.

Keywords: Firm; specific; human; capital; Plant; closures; Matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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