Worker-level adjustment costs in a developing country: Evidence from Mexico

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dc.description.abstract Labor market adjustment costs play a significant role in many models and have recently arisen as a key component in papers that analyze the effect of international integration on labor markets. Few previous papers have explicitly recognized the difference between labor market adjustment costs on the demand (firms) and supply (workers) sides of the market. This paper estimates supply-side labor market adjustment costs using Mexican administrative data. This paper explores the role of aggregation, which has significant effects on cost estimates and compares estimates with previous estimates. These comparisons suggest that supply-side costs are much higher than demand-side costs in Mexico and that Mexican supply-side costs may be much higher than U.S. supply-side costs. en
dc.title Worker-level adjustment costs in a developing country: Evidence from Mexico en
dc.contributor.author Kaplan, David
dc.contributor.author Lederman, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Robertson, Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-04T19:30:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-04T19:30:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/48676
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Labor adjustment costs
dc.subject Mexico
dc.subject Labor mobility
dc.type Article

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