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


Schwerdt, G; Ichino, A; Ruf, O; Winter-Ebmer, R; Zweimüller, J (2010). Does the color of the collar matter? Employment and earnings after plant closure. Economics Letters, 108(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.

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.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:August 2010
Deposited On:03 Nov 2011 15:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:04
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0165-1765
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2010.04.014
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-50655

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