Individual unemployment & its consequences: a regional perspective

Ball, Philip Bokang (2012) Individual unemployment & its consequences: a regional perspective. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

Unemployment has a strong influence on the economic prospects of the UK economy as a whole. The effect of unemployment can be long-lasting, and as an experience can imply lasting effects on future employment outcomes. In order to avoid unemployment, individuals may decide take jobs they are overqualified for as a stepping stone to a better match when such positions become available. If over-qualification is a negative productivity signal, then this could reduce future career mobility. This thesis aimed to gain some insights into the impact of where individuals live, within the UK, on their unemployment and employment experiences. With that in mind, detailed data sets were constructed in order to answer the questions of interest. Moreover, flexible econometric techniques were employed.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Wilke, R.A.
Wright, P.W.
Bridges, Sarah
Keywords: Unemployment, Economic aspects, Great Britain, unemployment duration, active labour market policies, job creation, wage scarring, career interruption, earnings, skills, skill mismatch, older workers, job quality, career progression, gender, occupational mobility, labour markets
Subjects: H Social sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Economics
Item ID: 38987
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2017 09:31
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38987

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