Does Trade Adjustment Assistance Make a Difference?

@article{Reynolds2012DoesTA,
  title={Does Trade Adjustment Assistance Make a Difference?},
  author={K. Reynolds and John S. Palatucci},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Contemporary Economic Policy},
  year={2012}
}
  • K. Reynolds, John S. Palatucci
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Contemporary Economic Policy
  • Background: The U.S. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides workers who have lost their jobs due to increased trade with income support and training, job search, and relocation benefits. This paper uses the most recent data collected by the Department of Labor on TAA beneficiaries to provide one of the first evaluations of the effectiveness of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Using propensity score matching techniques, we find that the TAA program is of dubious value in… CONTINUE READING
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