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ERIC Number: ED469606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 550
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88099-233-6
Losing Work, Moving On: International Perspectives on Worker Displacement.
Kuhn, Peter J., Ed.
This volume presents 6 papers by 22 labor economists who examine and address worker displacement in 10 industrialized countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, United States). "Summary and Synthesis" (Peter J. Kuhn) discusses these four categories of lessons learned from panel data analysis: (1) institutions affecting displaced workers; (2) methodological lessons for study of displaced workers and cross-national labor market research; (3) exceptions to and universals about within-country patterns; and (4) patterns across countries. "Displaced Workers in the United States and the Netherlands" (Jaap H. Abbring et al.) discusses relevant institutions and provides an empirical analysis of the incidence of displacement and labor market transitions and earnings changes induced by displacement. "Worker Displacement in Japan and Canada" (Masahiro Abe et al.) describes main modes of labor adjustment, situating worker displacement in the broader context of how firms adjust to declines in product demand; describes legal and social institutions most likely to affect the displacement process and prevalent general labor market conditions; and analyzes frequency of displacement and its consequences. "They Get Knocked Down. Do They Get Up Again?" (Jeff Borland et al.) highlights which groups in Britain and Australia are most likely to experience displacement, which are most likely to get back into work, and earnings changes associated with reentry into work. "Worker Displacement in France and Germany" (Stefan Bender et al.) focuses on workers whose separation results from closure of the employing firm (France) or plant (Germany); considers non-employment durations; and describes earnings changes. "Employment Protection and the Consequences for Displaced Workers" (Karsten Albaek et al.) compares outcomes of workers in Belgium and Denmark displaced from a long-tenure job to identify how they differ and whether they can be attributed to differences in firing provisions (higher firing costs in Belgium). Cited author and subject indexes are provided. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Belgium; Canada; Denmark; France; Germany; Japan; Netherlands; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States