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The skill divide in post-unemployment job quality

Rose, Damaris et Stier, Haya (2019). The skill divide in post-unemployment job quality Social Science Research , vol. 82 . p. 105-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2019.04.003.

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With increasing demand of high-skilled labor and the educational expansion in many OECD countries, low-skilled workers are increasingly forced into low-skilled, low-paid and insecure jobs. Scholars have pointed to a strong skill divide in job quality. We examined whether unemployment promoted the skill divide in job quality with a variety of post-unemployment job-quality indicators. Using a large German panel survey, we found that high-skilled respondents were more prone to decreased post-unemployment job quality with regard to financial and job security aspects, yet more likely to experience better skill-matches. Further analyses revealed that this finding can be attributed to a considerable post-unemployment downward mobility of the high-skilled respondents. We discuss a possible ‘floor-effect’ for low-skilled workers.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: compétences; condition d'emploi; capital humain; chômage; éducation
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 11 déc. 2019 21:59
Dernière modification: 11 déc. 2019 21:59
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/9149

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