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The effects of father’s worklessness on young adults in the UK

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Publication date

Jan 2015

Summary

Using the United Kingdom household longitudinal study (UKHLS), this paper shows the effect of experiencing a father being out of work on a range of labour market outcomes as young adults. Children of non-working fathers work less and are less satisfied while working despite similar wages and contract types. A sensitivity analysis shows that this effect of father’s worklessness is robust to the inclusion of strong unobserved confounders, indicating non-spuriousness. Support is found for the idea that young adults who grew up experiencing their father’s worklessness develop a different, less negative attitude, towards being out of work.

Published in

IZA Journal of European Labor Studies

Volume

4: 2

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-9012-4-2

ISSN

16

Subjects

Young People, Labour Market, Unemployment, Well Being, and Sociology Of Households

Links

http://www.izajoels.com/content/4/1/2

Notes

Open Journal Article; © 2015 Zwysen; licensee Springer.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.


Related publications

  1. Where you go depends on where you come from: the influence of father’s employment status on young adult’s labour market experiences

    Wouter Zwysen

    1. Young People
    2. Labour Market
    3. Unemployment
    4. Well Being
    5. Sociology Of Households

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