16.04.2024.

Understanding How Job Retention Schemes Reshape the Within-Occupation Skill Profile of Employees within Firms

Working paper 2/2024

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Abstract

This study draws on employer-employee data for Latvia to investigate how participating in a job retention scheme (JRS) impacts the within-occupation composition of skills in participat- ing firms. The findings of this research reveal that involvement in JRS positively affects the likelihood of employees retaining their employment with the same firm after the end of the pro- gramme. This positive effect is independent of the employee’s skill level. However, individuals that perform higher-skilled tasks in the same occupation are less likely to participate in the JRS because of legal restrictions on the maximum amount of the benefit and the income replacement rate. Taken together, these findings suggest that JRSs may have a detrimental impact on the within-occupation composition of the skills of the workforce at the firms that participate in such schemes.

Keywords: Job retention scheme, short-term work scheme, Covid-19, employment, skills

JEL Codes: E24, H12, J62, J68

APA: Beņkovskis, K., Tkačevs, O., Vilerts, K. (2024, 22. may.). Understanding How Job Retention Schemes Reshape the Within-Occupation Skill Profile of Employees within Firms. Taken from https://www.macroeconomics.lv/node/6463
MLA: Beņkovskis, Konstantīns. Tkačevs, Oļegs. Vilerts, Kārlis. "Understanding How Job Retention Schemes Reshape the Within-Occupation Skill Profile of Employees within Firms" www.macroeconomics.lv. Tīmeklis. 22.05.2024. <https://www.macroeconomics.lv/node/6463>.
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