Surviving job loss: papermakers in Maine and Minnesota

Kenneth Root, Rosemarie J. Park

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This book follows the impact of job loss following the closure of two paper mills in Minnesota and Maine. Reviewing earlier studies of job loss, the authors carried out extensive surveys of the impact on workers many of whom were too young to retire, yet faced age discrimination in the job market. We surveyed programs available to assist the workers and the strategies they used to survive. Chapters include the effects on married couples and the few women who had been employed int the mills. Workers showed no enthusiasm for retraining, but found ways to get by until they retired.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationKalamazoo, Michigan
PublisherW.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
ISBN (Print)978-0-88099-507-8
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameWe focus series
PublisherW.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research


  • Case studies
  • Displaced workers
  • Employment
  • Older people
  • Paper industry workers
  • Plant shutdowns
  • Unemployed
  • United States

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