Task assignment over the business cycle

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dc.contributor.authorDevereux, Paul J.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-09T15:13:24Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-09T15:13:24Z-
dc.date.copyrightCopyright 2000 by The University of Chicagoen
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Labor Economicsen
dc.identifier.issn0734-306X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/313-
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I evaluate the hypothesis that firms respond to negative demand shocks by assigning workers to tasks that require less skill than the tasks they normally carry out. Using changes in employment in state-industry cells as a measure of demand conditions facing individual firms, I provide evidence in favor of the hypothesis. Furthermore, the skill requirements of the tasks carried out by workers are procyclical. The results are consistent with a specific capital model where employers move workers between tasks so that layoffs are concentrated on workers with low levels of firm-specific human capital.en
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dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden
dc.subject.lcshBusiness cyclesen
dc.subject.lcshHuman capitalen
dc.subject.lcshPersonnel managementen
dc.titleTask assignment over the business cycleen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorurlPaul J. Devereux (web page)en
dc.internal.authorurlhttp://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/devereux/paul.devereux.htmen
dc.internal.authorcontactotherEmail: devereux@ucd.ie; Tel: 353 1 716 8279en
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dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.internal.webversionshttp://dx.doi.org/10.1086/209952-
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume18en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.startpage98en
dc.identifier.endpage124en
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/209952-
dc.neeo.contributorDevereux|Paul J.|aut|-
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