How do workers displaced from traditional energy-producing sectors fare after job loss?: evidence from coal mining

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Author: Chen, Wen-Hao; Morissette, Rene


This article examines how workers displaced from coal mining in recent years have fared after job loss. The analysis uses Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Worker File. The study shows that for many coal miners and workers in other industries, job loss leads to substantial and persistent earnings declines. However, three years or five years after being displaced, a significant fraction of workers displaced from coal mining or other industries earn more than they did in the year prior to job loss. Taken together, these findings do not support the view that all workers displaced from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Employment; Income

Keywords: Displaced worker; Redundancy; Unemployment; Employment pattern; Wage; Longitudinal data

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2020

Physical description: 7 p.

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Series: Economic insights; no. 124, September 2020

ISBN: 9780660359502

ISSN: 1927-503X

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1108

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