The Intergenerational Transmission of Joblessness: The Power of the Family in Australia and Internationally

This project unpacks the mechanisms, channels and factors that drive joblessness from one generation to the next in Australia and across Europe, Asia and the United States.

By creating a rich longitudinal dataset on families across the selected countries, this ongoing project continues to challenge existing theories by asking whether aspects of family’s work-welfare trajectories, values and dynamics play out differently across multiple nations, over time and in different labour market, institutional and family contexts. Project results have been published in renowned academic journals and have provided evidence-based knowledge for the development of effective interventions to avert the persistence of joblessness across generations.

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Contact: Irma Mooi-Reci, School of Social and Political Sciences

Mark Wooden, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Matthew Curry, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research