Life After Cutbacks, Tracking California's Aerospace Workers
Jan 1, 1996
Tracking California's Aerospace Workers
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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.
Background: the Aerospace Industry
The Data and Indicators of Labor Market Success
Aerospace Workers and Other Durable Workers
Effects on Specific Groups of Workers
Evidence from Related Studies
Summary of Findings
Comparison of Administrative Information with External Sources
Estimates of Retirement and Migration out of California
Potential Biases in the Pre- and Post-Separation Wage Comparisons
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