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The pecuniary and non-pecuniary costs of job displacement—The risky job of being back to work

Roberto Leombruni, Tiziano Razzolini and Francesco Serti ()

European Economic Review, 2013, vol. 61, issue C, 205-216

Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of displacement on workplace injury risk and earnings using Italian administrative data on work histories merged with data on individual job-related accidents. Compared to a control group of non-displaced workers selected with propensity score matching techniques, re-employed displaced workers are exposed to moderate earnings losses and experience approximately a 79% increase in workplace injuries. This sizeable reduction in the quality of non-pecuniary working conditions is driven by the transition to new occupations and the risk imposed by new work environments.

Keywords: Job displacement; Post-displacement injury rates; Propensity score matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 J28 J63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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