Labor market shocks can have a large and long-lasting impact on people's careers and lives. Such shocks can have many different causes, several of which are explored in this dissertation. The first chapter estimates the impact of the introduction of new automation technology in firms, such as AI and robotics, on workers at those firms. The second chapter explores the consequences of entering the labor market in a recession for recent graduates. The following chapter considers both how parents adjust their labor market position if their children go to primary school. The final chapter examines a policy that might help workers deal with shocks to their labor market position: a tax deduction for training expenses.

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J.C. van Ours (Jan)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Philosophy of Economics

van den Berge, W. (2019, November 29). How Do Workers Adjust to Labor Market Shocks? : Essays in Empirical Labor Economics. Retrieved from