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Life After Cutbacks

Tracking California's Aerospace Workers

Published 1996

by Robert F. Schoeni, Michael Dardia, Kevin F. McCarthy, Georges Vernez


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Researchers tested the assumption that aerospace workers had suffered greater employment hardships than workers in comparable nonaerospace industries. Using wage files and unemployment income files from California's Employment Development Department, they studied a very large sample of aerospace workers and a similar sample of nonaerospace durable goods workers. Although 25 percent of the aerospace sample experienced a 15-percent wage reduction between 1989 and 1994, aerospace workers experienced, overall, less hardship than did their nonaerospace counterparts.

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