Wage Scarring – The problem of a bad start

Raeside, Robert, Egdell, Valerie and McQuaid, Ronald (2012) Wage Scarring – The problem of a bad start. Project Report. AQMeN.

Text (Full text)
Raeside et al - Wage Scarring.pdf - Published Version

Download (330kB) | Preview


As the economic downturn continues in Europe, unemployment has risen in many countries. Among these, the UK has an unemployment rate which now stands at 8% or 2.56 million people. Of these people the unemployment rate amongst 16 to 24 year olds is particularly high at 20.7% (just over 1 million people); this is especially problematic as research shows that if one gets off to a bad start when moving from school or university into work, future job prospects and general well-being may well be compromised. Researchers such as Bell and Blanchflower (2011), Dieckhoff (2011) and Gregg and Tominey (2005) found that periods of unemployment when young may blight the future of young people in terms of their future labour market outcomes, such as the likelihood of further unemployment, lower pay, lower job quality and reduced wellbeing -- this they termed the “scarring effect”.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Subjects: L100 Economics
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 16:35
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37404

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics