Some Canadian evidence on the quit/lay-off distinction

Kidd, Michael P. (1994) Some Canadian evidence on the quit/lay-off distinction. Canadian Journal Of Economics, 27(3), pp. 709-733.

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The question of whether or not there exists a meaningful economic distinction between quits and layoffs has attracted considerable attention. This paper utilizes a recent test proposed by J. S. Cramer and G. Ridder (1991) to test formally whether quits and layoffs may legitimately be aggregated into a single undifferentiated job-mover category. The paper also estimates wage equations for job stayers, quits, and layoffs, corrected for the endogeneity of job mobility. The major results are that quits and lay-off cannot legitimately be pooled and correction for sample selection would appear to be important.

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ID Code: 59245
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1540-5982
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2013 01:39
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2013 01:39

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