Scarring, habituation and social exclusion: work histories in secure and insecure employment

Green, Colin and Leeves, Gareth D. (2009). Scarring, habituation and social exclusion: work histories in secure and insecure employment. 385, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

Author Green, Colin
Leeves, Gareth D.
Title Scarring, habituation and social exclusion: work histories in secure and insecure employment
School, Department or Centre School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Report Number 385
Publication date 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Increases in the use of .exible employment contracts create more frequent transitions between unemployment and employment. This paper analyses the impact of cumulative unemployment experiences on the life satisfaction of Australian male workers in .exible employment. Using panel data techniques, it was found that permanent contract workers were scarred by previous unemployment. This contrasted with .exible contract workers who seem habituated to the e¤ects of past unemployment. Social norming e¤ects were evident for permanent workers, unemployment scarred deeper when it was less of a general norm, this was not the case for casual workers. Flexible contract workers.habituation to past unemployment and lack of social norming could contribute to the process of social exclusion.
Keyword Life satisfaction
Unemployment
Scarring
Habituation
Additional Notes http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/abstract/385.pdf

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