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Title: Displaced Workers in Mass Layoffs: Pre-Displacement Earnings Losses and the Unions Effect
Authors: de la Rica, Sara
Keywords: pre-displacement losses
comparison group
union-non-union wage gap
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1992
Series/Report no.: Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 303
Abstract: In the first part of the paper, I compare the pre-displacement earnings of workers displaced from distressed firms to the wages of non-displaced workers. The results suggest that displaced workers suffer losses that amount to ll% of their earnings before the actual separation occurs. The second part of the paper concerns union effects on wages in situations of long-run declining demand. The findings suggest that for females unions "harvest" the quasi-rents of declining firms by rising the union-nonunion wage gap.
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