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

Zwysen, W (2015) 'The effects of father's worklessness on young adults in the UK.' IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 4 (1). person - wzwyse. ISSN 2193-9012

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 14:12
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:41
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12512

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