Presentation | Cross-country analytical report | Country review | Data | Further reading
Workers who are involuntarily displaced from their jobs can face long periods of unemployment. Wages also tend to be lower once they find a new job, especially when they are unable to find a new job in the same occupation as their pre-displacement job or in occupations using similar skills. Helping displaced workers back into work quickly and minimising the income losses they face is therefore an important challenge for employment policy. This series of reports provides new empirical evidence from a comparative perspective on the incidence of displacement and the risk displaced workers subsequently face of a long spell of unemployment and large wage losses when re-employed. It also identifies the main labour market programmes providing help to these workers and assesses how adequate and effective they are. Policy recommendations for further action are presented.
|Cross-country analytical report
It is important to have a better understanding of the incidence and impact of job displacement in order to guide policy for helping affected workers. While considerable academic research has document the issue of job displacement in particular countries, differences in definitions, methods and data sources used make it difficult to compare results across countries and studies. This report uses a comparable methodology to examine job displacement in its consequences in 15 countries. Along with providing more reliable international comparisons, this study provides new findings about the impact of displacement on skill-use and job benefits, issues that have received relatively little attention in the research literature.
The OECD Analytical Report on Displaced Workers was launched at a research conference at the OECD headquarters on 16-17 May 2013 (conference program and presentations)
The main findings from the Analytical Report on Displaced Workers will be presented in a chapter in the OECD Employment Outlook 2013 (release: July 2013)...
Nine countries will participate in the review: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States. Once the country reviews are completed, a synthesis report will be prepared highlighting the main issues and policy recommendations emerging from the review.
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This review builds on other recent research conducted by OECD on topics such as youth unemployment, activation policy, skills and the labour market impact of the Great Recession.