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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Keywords Labor market, shocks, technology, recession, mismatch, labor supply, parents, training, tax deduction
Promotor J.C. van Ours (Jan)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-90-361-0590-3
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
van den Berge, A.W. (2019, November 29). How Do Workers Adjust to Labor Market Shocks? : Essays in Empirical Labor Economics. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from