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Redundancy duration and business alteration - Consequences of establishment closures in Sweden
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis follows and analyses what happens to individuals who work at establishments that

are closed down. I examine if and when the displaced workers are re-employed. Furthermore,

I examine to what extent individuals have moved, changed industry of work, have started to

commute or have become self-employed. Additionally I examine, if the workers become selfemployed

after displacement, how many of them that does so within the same industry of

work as they initially got displaced from. A unique longitudinal matched employer-employee

data incorporating all firms, establishments and their employees in Sweden between the years

1997-2008 is used. All individuals between 25 and 55 years of age at the time of displacement

that were displaced between 2000 and 2003 due to establishment closures are followed over a

five-year period of time. Consistent with previous empirical research, it is shown that an

absolute majority of the workers that are displaced one given year also recovers within that

same year. The results moreover express that the longer the displaced workers are out of

employment, the larger is the willingness to change industry of work, change municipality of

living or move into self-employment. The willingness to commute is however found to be

fairly constant over time. Finally, I find that those who become self-employed to a greater

extent start business in other industries than they were displaced from as time passes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Establishment closure, displacement, joblessness, re-employment, structural transformation
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-124381OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-124381DiVA: diva2:634587
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Degree of Master - Economics of Innovation and Growth
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2013-05-24, 12:08 (English)
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Available from: 2013-12-20 Created: 2013-07-01 Last updated: 2013-12-20Bibliographically approved

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