The Class of 81: The Effects of Early-Career Unemployment on Subsequent Unemployment Experiences

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Carol Propper

Imperial College London Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); University of Bristol - Leverhulme Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO)

Arran Shearer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 1999

Abstract

We examine whether unemployment early in an individual's career influences her later employment prospects. We use six years of the LFS to create pseudo-cohorts and exploit cross-cohort variation in unemployment at school-leaving age to identify this. We find heterogeneous responses: for the unskilled, there is evidence of an enduring adverse effect; for the more skilled, there is a small beneficial effect.

Suggested Citation

Propper, Carol and Shearer, Arran, The Class of 81: The Effects of Early-Career Unemployment on Subsequent Unemployment Experiences (December 1999). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. CASE032. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1158923

Carol Propper

Imperial College London Business School ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AZ, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

University of Bristol - Leverhulme Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) ( email )

12 Priory Road
Bristol BS8 1TN
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Economics/department/profiles/propper.htm

Arran Shearer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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