Domestic Public Policy

Major Economic Shocks: Variation in Future Employment and Earnings for Low- and Middle-Skill Displaced Workers

Grant Year: 2022

Jeffrey Zabel, Keren Horn, Richard Peiser, and Henry Pollakowski will examine how individuals fare after losing their jobs as a result of involuntary layoffs and assess what these patterns might mean for efforts to increase employment rates and economic opportunity. They will analyze individual-level data on employment patterns of workers who lost their jobs during the Great Recession. Those data will be used to examine how laid-off workers adapted to the shock of employment loss, including how the loss affected their employment, earnings, geographic location, and education level. The project’s findings will be published in a series of papers.

Tufts University Domestic Public Policy