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Resilience to economic shocks and the long reach of childhood bullying

Powdthavee, Nattavudh (2012) Resilience to economic shocks and the long reach of childhood bullying. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1173). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper investigates whether people’s ability to withstand and adapt to one of the most important economic shocks – job loss – is determined early on in childhood. Using nationally representative longitudinal data that tracks almost 3,000 children into adulthood, we show that the negative effect of unemployment on mental health and life satisfaction is almost four times larger for workers who had been bullied a lot in their early life. We also find zero adaptation to unemployment for these individuals over time. Although the results should be viewed as illustrative and more research is needed, their potential implications for economists and policy makers are discussed.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?...
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D0 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I19 - Other
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J64 - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 15:11
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 12:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51520

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