Labour and Public Policy Seminar: Elena Mattana, Aarhus University

Title: Changing Skill Structure and COVID-19

2020.09.01 | Charlotte Sparrevohn

Date Fri 11 Sep
Time 12:15 13:00
Location Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Building 2632(L), room 242

Presenter: Elena Mattana, Aarhus University

Title: Changing Skill Structure and COVID-19

Abstract: In this paper, we provide evidence that the early labor market e ects of COVID- 19 have been concentrated on subsets of the workforce already negatively hit by the recent wave of structural change in the occupation and skills of workers. We document that the occupation and education composition of furloughed workers in Denmark is concentrated among individuals with low education or vocational training, as well as speci c occupational groups that were on the decline before the crisis hit. Our results strengthen the hypothesis that COVID-19 will accelerate the ongoing structural transitions in the economy.

Organiser: Niels Skipper

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