Journal article

The cumulative disadvantage of unemployment: Longitudinal evidence across gender and age at first unemployment in Germany

Anna Manzoni, Irma Mooi-Reci

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Unemployment is an important predictor of one’s future employment success. Yet, much about the endurance of unemployment effects on workers’ careers remains poorly understood. Our study complements this knowledge gap by examining the rate of recovery in the quality of careers following an unemployment spell among a representative sample of previously unemployed workers with different socio-demographic characteristics in Germany. We apply a new dynamic measure that quantifies the quality of binary sequences, distinguishing between “good” (i.e., employment) from “bad” labor force status activities (i.e., unemployment and inactivity). We use longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Pane..

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