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The transferable scars: a longitudinal evidence of psychological impact of past parental unemployment on adolescents in the United Kingdom

Powdthavee, Nattavudh and Vernoit, James (2012) The transferable scars: a longitudinal evidence of psychological impact of past parental unemployment on adolescents in the United Kingdom. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1165). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Using a longitudinal data of British youths, this paper explores the consequences of past parental unemployment on the current happiness and self-esteem of the children. We find that a past unemployment spell of the father has important consequences for their children and leads to them having both lower subjective well-being and self-confidence. In addition, this paper also presents evidence that both subjective well-being and self-confidence responds differently to maternal unemployment compared to paternal unemployment. In our final table, we show changes in adolescents’ well-being and self-esteem predicts educational attainments at 16. Together these findings offer new evidence of unemployment scarring on children’s livelihood.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?...
Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 14:14
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51510

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