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New paper on transitions after layoffs and the role of occupational skills

A new paper by Rinawi & Backes-Gellner in the Oxford Economic Papers, studies the role of occupational skills for labour market transitions after layoffs. They find evidence for a trade-off for investments in more or less specific occupations: a higher occupational specificity on the one hand is associated with lower job mobility and a longer period of unemployment but on the other hand also with higher wages. Read more.

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