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Scars of early job insecurity across Europe: Insights from a multi-country employer study
Imdorf, Christian []
Shi, Lulu P. []
Sacchi, Stefan []
Samuel, Robin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Hyggen, Christer []
Stoilova, Rumiana []
Yordanova, Gabriela []
Boyadjieva, Pepka []
Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya []
Parsanoglou, Dimitris []
Yfanti, Aggeliki []
Youth Unemployment and Job Insecurity in Europe. Problems, Risk Factors and Policies
Hvinden, Bjørn
Hyggen, Christer
Schoyen, Mi Ah
Sirovátka, Tomáš
Edward Elgar Publishing
[en] Unemployment ; Job Insecurity ; Youth ; Multi-Country ; Scarring ; Factorial Survey
[en] Episodes of unemployment or deskilling work can signal low ability to employers and impede individuals’ employment chances. In this chapter we analyse how the scarring effects of experiences of job insecurity vary across countries. We presented fictitious CVs integrated in an online survey to 1920 respondents recruiting for real jobs in five occupational fields in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland. Our findings show that unemployment scarring is strongest in Norway, followed by Switzerland, and is weaker in Bulgaria and Greece. Work experience in deskilling jobs as well as frequent changes of jobs (job-hopping) are also found to decrease applicants’ chances. We interpret our findings with regard to different national economies (youth unemployment), employment protection legislation and education systems, arguing that these country-specific settings shape recruiters’ perceptions of individuals’ precarious job experience, which in turn influences their hiring decision.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
H2020 ; 649395 - NEGOTIATE - Negotiating early job-insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe

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