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dc.contributor.authorHu, Luojiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaber, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:09:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:09:58Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33300-
dc.description.abstractThis paper expands on Gibbons and Katz (1991) by looking at how the difference in wage losses across plant closing and layoff varies with race and gender. We find that the differences between white males and the other groups are striking and complex. The lemons effect of layoff holds for white males as in Gibbons and Katz model, but not for the other three demographic groups (white females, black females, and black males). These three all experience a greater decline in earnings at plant closings than at layoffs. This results from two reinforcing effects. First, plant closings have substantially more negative effects on minorities than on whites. Second, layoffs seem to have more negative consequences for white men than the other groups. We also find that the relative wage losses of blacks following layoffs increased after the Civil Rights Act of 1991 which we take as suggestive of an informational effect of layoff as in Gibbons and Katz. The results are suggestive that the large losses that African Americans experience at plant closing could result from heterogeneity in taste discrimination across firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1702en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordasymmetric informationen_US
dc.subject.keyworddisplaced workersen_US
dc.subject.keywordracial and gender wage gapen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneous human capitalen_US
dc.titleLayoffs, lemons, race and genderen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn503074497en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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