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Re-employment after retrenchment: Evidence from the TCF industry study

S Weller, M Webber

Australian Economic Review | Published : 1999


Industry Commission inquiries into the passenger motor vehicle and textiles clothing and footwear (TCF) industries have focused attention on the employment prospects of workers who are displaced as a result of structural change. The fact that older and less skilled workers face considerable difficulty finding new employment is now widely recognised. In this paper we examine the post-retrenchment outcomes for workers retrenched from jobs in the TCF sector. The method of analysis-discrete-time event history analysis-improves on previous studies of post-retrenchment outcomes because labour market conditions are incorporated into the statistical model, redressing the over-emphasis on supply-side..

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