Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
of Displaced Older Men: Accounting for the Retirement Option"
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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