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Earnings losses and labor mobility over the life-cycle

Philip Jung () and Moritz Kuhn

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: An extensive empirical literature has documented that workers with high tenure suffer large and persistent earnings losses when they get displaced. We study the reasons behind these losses in a tractable search model with a life-cycle dimension, endogenous job mobility, worker- and match-heterogeneity. The model reconciles key characteristics of the U.S. labor market: large average transition rates, a large share of stable jobs, and the earnings losses from displacement. We decompose the earnings losses and find that only 50% result from skill losses. Endogenous reactions and selection account for the remainder. Our findings have important implications for the welfare costs of displacement and labor market policy.

Keywords: Earnings Losses; Life-Cycle; Labor-Market Transitions; Turbulence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J63 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-lab, nep-mac and nep-mig
Date: 2012-07-27
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