John Adam Hill


This research developed a methodology for assessing regional structural changes across time based on the labor market outcomes of displaced workers. The investigation of changing regional structure requires that correlation between worker displacement and regional structural change be established. Establishing this connection is crucial, because it is the goal of this investigation to gain insight regarding changing regional structure from the labor market outcomes of displaced workers. Census data was used to calculate reemployment rates and estimate a series of job-search equations for displaced workers. The estimates were used to decompose the differences in reemployment rates into components that are representative of (I) changes in reemployment linked to changing worker endowments and (2) changes in the reemployment rate linked to changing employer's perceptions about worker endowments or structure.