Explaining consequences of employment insecurity: the dynamics of scarring in the United Kingdom, Poland and Norway - Deliverable 6.2

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Research Paper


Dawit Shawel Abebe, Margherita Bussi, Dominik Buttler, Christer Hyggen, Christian Imdorf, Piotr Michoń, Jacqueline O'Reilly and Lulu P. Shi

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This deliverable presents three country studies on scarring effects of early employment insecurity in the United Kingdom, Poland and Norway. Traditional analysis of scarring effects has favoured the analysis of the impact of the experience of unemployment on the experience of subsequent unemployment (state dependence) and the monetary costs of previous unemployment in terms of lower subsequent wages (see e.g. Arulampalam, Booth and Taylor 2000; Arulampalam, Gregg and Gregory 2001). The three present country studies go beyond the traditional analysis of scarring effects in order to better understand the trade-offs experienced by young female and male workers when faced with an insecure labour market integration. With national longitudinal data, original methodological designs and research focus, each study contributes in an original way to the research literature. All three studies pay special attention to gender and education as potential moderating variables of scarring effects.


Young People, Education and Labour Market



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649395