The Intergenerational Transmission of Joblessness

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.

Joblessness, Deep Inequalities, New York CC BY-SA 2.0
Joblessness, Deep Inequalities, New York CC BY-SA 2.0


Overview

The Intergenerational Transmission of Joblessness project is 4-year research project located at the University of Melbourne and is funded by the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne.

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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Project details

Sponsors

ARC Discovery Project grant
University of Melbourne

Project team

Associate Professor Irma Mooi-Reci

Contact

Associate Professor Irma Mooi-Reci

More information

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