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    Intergenerational Mobility in Britain: Evidence from Unemployment Patterns

    Sweetman, Olive (1998) Intergenerational Mobility in Britain: Evidence from Unemployment Patterns. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 60 (4). pp. 431-449. ISSN 0305-9049

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    In this paper we examine the extent to which the experience of unemployment increases the likelihood of future unemployment. Many studies have examined this issue from an individual perspective. These include studies focusing directly on the work disincentives inherent in the welfare system (Atkinson and Mogensen, 1993) and reduced form studies examining duration dependence within unemployment spells. In this paper we examine dependency on unemployment by focusing on the family dynasty as the unit of analysis rather than the individual. In particular we ask: to what extent does a father’s participation in unemployment affect the likelihood that his son will subsequently become unemployed?

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Intergenerational; Mobility; Britain; Unemployment ;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8526
    Depositing User: Olive Sweetman
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 14:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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