Helping Displaced Workers Back Into Jobs After a Natural Disaster: Recent Experiences in OECD Countries

@inproceedings{Venn2012HelpingDW,
  title={Helping Displaced Workers Back Into Jobs After a Natural Disaster: Recent Experiences in OECD Countries},
  author={Danielle Venn},
  year={2012}
}
  • D. Venn
  • Published 29 November 2012
  • Economics
Large-scale natural disasters can have long-lasting effects on the labour market in affected areas in addition to their humanitarian and economic cost. Mass evacuations and disruptions to housing, transport, social services and infrastructure can impede labour market participation. Firms may need to lay off workers, permanently or temporarily, as they deal with physical damage and loss of customers. Even if employment levels return to their pre-disaster levels, the mix of jobs and workers may… 

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