Does having an unemployed father affect children's work prospects?

Publication type

Book Chapter

Author

Wouter Zwysen

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CH. 3: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Summary

Social mobility is very high on the political agenda. Most evidence focuses on the relationship between income or education of parents and children. This study uses the rich information available in Understanding Society to analyse another important aspect of inter-generational social mobility – whether employment has consequences for future generations. Specifically, this research is concerned with the least advantaged young adults as they have the most difficulty in achieving upward mobility.

Subjects

Young People, Labour Market, Unemployment, Public Policy, Sociology Of Households and Social Mobility

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