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dc.contributor.authorCouch, Kenneth A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFairlie, Robert W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:36Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081014110en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34909-
dc.description.abstractPast studies have tested the claim that blacks are the last hired during periods of economic growth and the first fired in recessions by examining the movement of relative unemployment rates over the business cycle. Any conclusion drawn from this type of analysis must be viewed as tentative because the cyclical movements in the underlying transitions into and out of unemployment are not examined. Using Current Population Survey data matched across adjacent months from 1989 to 2004, this paper provides the first detailed examination of labor market transitions for prime-age black and white men to test the last-hired, first-fired hypothesis. Considerable evidence is presented that blacks are the first fired as the business cycle weakens. However, no evidence is found that blacks are the last hired. Instead, blacks appear to be initially hired from the ranks of the unemployed early in the business cycle and later are drawn from non-participation. The narrowing of the racial unemployment gap near the peak of the business cycle is driven by a reduction in the rate of job loss for blacks rather than increases in hiring.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3713en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRaceen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness cycleen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwRasseen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKonjunkturen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleLast hired, first fired? Black-white unemployment and the business cycleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581599985en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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