EconStor >
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn >
IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34968
  
Title:Does the color of the collar matter? Firm specific human capital and post-displacement outcomes PDF Logo
Authors:Schwerdt, Guido
Ichino, Andrea
Ruf, Oliver
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Zweimüller, Josef
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3617
Abstract:We investigate whether the costs of job displacement differ between blue collar and white collar workers. In the short run earnings and employment losses are substantial for both groups but stronger for white collar workers. In the long run, there are only weak effects for blue collar workers but strong and persistent effects for white collars. This is consistent with the idea that firm-specific human capital and internal labor markets are more important in white-collar than in blue collar jobs.
Subjects:Firm specific human capital
plant closures
matching
JEL:J14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008080778
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
574807853.pdf163.8 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34968

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.