Back to work: re-employment, earnings and skill use after job displacement


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Author: Quintini, Glenda; Venn, Danielle


This report summarises the results of a cross-country study of job displacement over the past decade, covering Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It attempts to fill some of the gaps in the existing literature by using a comparable methodology to examine job displacement and its consequences in these countries. Job displacement, that is involuntary job loss due to economic factors such as economic downturns or structural change, is highly cyclical but has not...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Research; Gender; Youth; Income

Keywords: Return to work; Redundancy; Retrenchment; Unemployed; Displaced worker; OECD country; Skill upgrading; Wage; Employability; Training employment relationship; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania; Korea; Japan; Asia; North America; Canada; United States; Europe; Russia (Federation); Great Britain; Sweden; France; Germany; Denmark; Portugal; Finland

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2013

Physical description: 65 p.

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Series: Back to work

On title page: VS/2011/0352-SI2.609973 (DI110934): Helping Displaced Workers Back into Jobs by Maintaining and Upgrading their Skills

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 119.476

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