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 final report, Back to Work: Re-employment, Earnings and Skill Use after Job Displacement, was released in October 2013.
The main findings from the Analytical Report on Displaced Workers are also presented in a chapter in the OECD Employment Outlook 2013