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Job polarization and jobless recoveries


Jaimovich, Nir; Siu, Henry E (2018). Job polarization and jobless recoveries. NBER Working Paper Series 18334, National Bureau of Economic Research.

Abstract

Job polarization refers to the shrinking share of employment in middle-skill, routine occupations experienced recently, over the last 35 years. Jobless recoveries refers to the slow rebound in aggregate employment following recent recessions, despite recoveries in aggregate output. We show how these two phenomena are related. First, essentially all employment loss in routine occupations occurs in economic downturns. Second, jobless recoveries in the aggregate can be accounted for by jobless recoveries in the routine occupations that are disappearing.

Abstract

Job polarization refers to the shrinking share of employment in middle-skill, routine occupations experienced recently, over the last 35 years. Jobless recoveries refers to the slow rebound in aggregate employment following recent recessions, despite recoveries in aggregate output. We show how these two phenomena are related. First, essentially all employment loss in routine occupations occurs in economic downturns. Second, jobless recoveries in the aggregate can be accounted for by jobless recoveries in the routine occupations that are disappearing.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
JEL Classification:E0, J0
Language:English
Date:November 2018
Deposited On:25 Sep 2019 14:11
Last Modified:13 Feb 2020 04:15
Series Name:NBER Working Paper Series
Number of Pages:37
Additional Information:Revised version
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3386/w18334
Official URL:https://www.nber.org/papers/w18334
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18220

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