Are Workers Permanently Scarred by Job Displacements?

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Christopher J Ruhm, Jefferson-Pilot Excellence Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This paper investigates whether workers suffer lasting "scars" following job displacements. Using David T. Ellwood's (1982) terminology, "scars" represent persistent effects, whereas "blemishes" are transitory adjustments which dissipate over time. More precisely, dislocated individuals are defined as scarred if they continue to earn less or to be unemployed more than their nondisplaced counterparts, even after the conclusion of a several-year adjustment period

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The American Economic Review, Vol. 81(1): 319-324
Language: English
Date: 1991
Job displacement, Effects of job displacement

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