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  Tammy Schirle
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University




"Wage Losses of Displaced Older Men:  Accounting for the Retirement Option" 
Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 38(1) March 2012, pp. 1-13.    

  This Project  has been funded by a grant from the Canadian Labour Market Skills Researcher Network.


In this paper I provide evidence that suggests selective retirement does not bias estimates of wage losses due to displacement.  I estimate the magnitude of hourly wage losses faced by workers who are displaced when over the age of 50.  I account for the self-selection of older workers into retirement, which prevents observation of some workers’ potential wage losses.  The results confirm that high tenured older workers face large wage losses following displacement.


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  Last Updated: March 2012