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June 1994

Job losses among Hispanics in the recent recession

Johanne Boisjoly, Gerg J. Duncan

Hispanic workers, particularly immigrants, incurred more involuntary separations during the 1990-92 recession than did non-Hispanic workers; lower levels of education accounted for some of this difference. This article investigates the reasons for the higher rate of job losses incurred by Hispanics using a new data source on the longitudinal labor market experiences of Hispanic workers: the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

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