Children in jobless households across Europe: evidence on the association with medium- and long-term outcomes

Lindsey Macmillan, Paul Gregg, John Jerrim , Nikki Shure

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The proportion of children living in a jobless household is a key indicator of social exclusion across Europe. Yet there is little evidence on the extent to which this measure of childhood deprivation is associated with later life outcomes. We use two harmonised cross-national data sources to consider the association between children experiencing jobless households and three medium- and long-term outcomes for the first time: education, adult joblessness and adult poverty. We find evidence of large penalties across all three outcomes in some countries while in other countries there are no longer-term associations with this indicator of social exclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-358
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Poverty and Social Justice
Issue number3
Early online date11 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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