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The impact of unemployment and non-standard forms of employment on the housing autonomy of young adults

Gousia, Katerina, Baranowska-Rataj, Anna, Middleton, Thomas, Nizalova, Olena (2021) The impact of unemployment and non-standard forms of employment on the housing autonomy of young adults. Work, Employment and Society, 35 (1). pp. 157-177. ISSN 0950-0170. (doi:10.1177/0950017020936875) (KAR id:82362)

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Young people are facing challenges in transitioning to housing autonomy because of changes in labour market conditions in recent years. This article explores the effects of youth unemployment and non-standard employment on the likelihood of leaving the parental home. We adopt a dynamic modelling approach, and use data from a large longitudinal British survey covering the years 2009-2014. We find that unemployment and part-time work, but not the duration of the contract, have a negative effect on the likelihood of obtaining housing autonomy. We also find that past as well as anticipated unemployment have significant negative effects, which suggests that the decision about whether to move out depends on the individual’s longer-term labour market trajectory. The analysis also reveals gender differences in part-time work, but not in unemployment once we take into account unobserved time-invariant heterogeneity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0950017020936875
Uncontrolled keywords: housing autonomy, non-standard employment, youth unemployment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Katerina Gousia
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 08:21 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:28 UTC
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