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Job losses and child outcomes

Espen Bratberg (), Øivind Nilsen () and Kjell Vaage ()

Labour Economics, 2008, vol. 15, issue 4, 591-603

Abstract: Based on matched employer-employee data from Norway, we analyze the effects of worker displacement in 1986-1987 on their children's earnings in 1999-2001. Using displacement of fathers to indicate an exogenous earnings shock we seek to identify whether family resources have a direct effect on children's economic outcome. Job losses appear to have a negative effect on earnings and employment of those affected, while we find no significant effects on earnings of the next generation.

Keywords: Displacement; Intergenerational; earnings; correlations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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