Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73642
Authors: 
Schwerdt, Guido
Ichino, Andrea
Ruf, Oliver
Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
Zweimüller, Josef
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz 0809
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 workes. 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
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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