TITLE

Job Tenure and Joblessness of Displaced Workers

AUTHOR(S)
Valletta, Robert G.
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Journal of Human Resources;Fall91, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p726
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study on the duration of joblessness of displaced workers in relation to predisplacement job tenure. The author investigated the hypothesis that due to a divergence between wages and alternative marginal product caused by specific human capital accumulation, displaced workers' duration of joblessness increases with predisplacement job tenure. The hypothesis was tested using a more flexible specification for tenure effects than used in earlier studies of displaced workers. The analysis suggests that high tenure men are among those most affected by displacement. Although they are a small group, the adjustment difficulties they experience and the related social losses may justify special restrictions on terminations or assistance in relocation and placement for high tenure workers.
ACCESSION #
4858904

 

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