ERIC Number: ED400457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Dislocated Worker Human Capital Depreciation and Recovery. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper 90-04.
This study examined the characteristics of dislocated workers' wage profiles upon reemployment. In particular, it related these profiles to the model developed by Mincer and Ofek (1982). An inference from this model was that workers recovered wage losses relatively rapidly. Explanations for a steeply sloped reentry wage profile were as follows: the workers were rewarded with a premium representing the market productivity recovery; dislocated workers undertook job searches that resulted in such profiles; a preponderance of jobs had the characteristic that wages rise substantially over the first few months of tenure; and profiles shifted and slopes differed across industry because of compensating differentials. A telephone survey of a random sample of approximately 2,250 individuals who had received training services through Title III of the Job Training Partnership Act in Ohio was conducted. Detailed information was collected about every job that was held since termination from the training program from 900 respondents. Findings showed steeply sloped wage profiles after reemployment. Individuals whose reemployment job was permanent and was apparently well matched to the worker had much steeper reemployment profiles than other workers who became reemployed. (Appendixes contain 10 references and 4 data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982