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Reconsidering the Consequences of Worker Displacements: Firm versus Worker Perspective

Aaron B. Flaaen, Matthew Shapiro and Isaac Sorkin

No 24077, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: Prior literature has established that displaced workers suffer persistent earnings losses by following workers in administrative data after mass layoffs. This literature assumes that these are involuntary separations owing to economic distress. This paper examines this assumption by matching survey data on worker-supplied reasons for separations with administrative data. Workers exhibit substantially different earnings dynamics in mass layoffs depending on the rea- son for separation. Using a new methodology to account for the increased separation rates across all survey responses during a mass layoff, the paper finds earnings loss estimates that are surprisingly close to those using only administrative data.

JEL-codes: J0 J26 J63 J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-11
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Published as Aaron Flaaen & Matthew D. Shapiro & Isaac Sorkin, 2019. "Reconsidering the Consequences of Worker Displacements: Firm versus Worker Perspective," American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, vol 11(2), pages 193-227.

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