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dc.contributor.author Devereux, Paul J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-09T15:13:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-09T15:13:24Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 2000 by The University of Chicago en
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Labor Economics en
dc.identifier.issn 0734-306X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/313
dc.description.abstract In 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.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en
dc.rights All rights reserved en
dc.subject.lcsh Business cycles en
dc.subject.lcsh Human capital en
dc.subject.lcsh Personnel management en
dc.title Task assignment over the business cycle en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Paul J. Devereux (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/devereux/paul.devereux.htm en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: devereux@ucd.ie; Tel: 353 1 716 8279 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0006 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/209952 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 18 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 98 en
dc.identifier.endpage 124 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1086/209952
dc.neeo.contributor Devereux|Paul J.|aut|UCD0006


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