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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The scarring effect of unemployment on psychological well-being across Europe
Author(s): Mousteri, Victoria
Daly, Michael
Delaney, Liam
Contact Email: michael.daly@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Cross-country survey
Life satisfaction
Quality of life
Depression
Unemployment
Psychological scarring
Issue Date: May-2018
Citation: Mousteri V, Daly M & Delaney L (2018) The scarring effect of unemployment on psychological well-being across Europe, Social Science Research, 72, pp. 146-169.
Abstract: Past unemployment may have a pervasive psychological impact that occurs across nations. We investigate the association between unemployment events across working life and subsequent psychological well-being across 14 European countries. Additionally, we consider the influence of between-country differences in labour market institutions and conditions on the cross-country well-being effects of unemployment. Data detailing life-long employment trajectories and contemporary life conditions are drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The well-being impact of unemployment is modeled using linear, multi-level specifications. Each six-month spell of past unemployment is found to predict reduced quality of life and life satisfaction after the age of 50, having adjusted for a broad range of individual and country-specific covariates. In contrast, the impact of past unemployment on depression is explained by individual demographic factors. We identify the first comparative long-term evidence that unemployment welfare scarring may be a broad, international phenomenon.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.01.007
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