Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

37 p.

Publication Date

7-2015

Publisher

Walter de Gruyter

Source Publication

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy

Source ISSN

1935-1682

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1515/bejeap-2014-0131

Abstract

This paper uses data from the 1968 through 1997 survey waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to analyze how the long-term costs of job loss vary by a worker’s post-displacement migration status. Results from the analysis show that those individuals who move within the first 2 years after a job loss experience lower earnings losses, lower reductions in hours worked, and smaller increases in time unemployed when compared to a group of displaced workers who are not geographically mobile during the early years following this life event. Workers who move within the first 2 years after displacement face a lower probability of homeownership when compared to their non-mobile counterparts. However, this lower probability is short-lived.

Comments

Published version. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 15, No. 4 (July 2015): 1793-1829. DOI. © Walter De Gruyter 2015. Used with permission.

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