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Increasing labor market instability among young people? Labor market entry and early career development among school-leavers in the Netherlands since the mid-1980s

Zunehmende Arbeitsmarktinstabilität unter jungen Leuten? Die Entwicklung des Arbeitsmarkteintritts und des Karrierebeginns unter Schulabgänger in den Niederlanden seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre
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Wolbers, Maarten H.J.

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Corporate Editor Universität Bamberg, Fak. Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Abstract "The aim of this paper is to study the consequences of increased labor market flexibility for young people at the beginning of their careers in the Netherlands since the mid-1980s. The emphasis is on school-leavers, since labor market entrants without any work experience are especially confronted with flexible employment in the competition for available jobs with those who have already gained a position in the labor market. The phase of labor market entry is investigated in terms of (permanent) employment opportunities and quality of work. Early career development is studied in terms of job loss and occupational status mobility. The OSA Labor Supply Panel is used for the empirical analysis. On the basis of this panel study, school-leavers have been selected who left daytime education in the period 1986-2002. The results indicate that in the Netherlands since the mid-1980s, labor market flexibility has been a successful weapon for combating youth unemployment in the sense that the opportunities for school-leavers to find a job have improved considerably, but - at the same time - it has resulted in a higher risk of having a job with a fixed-term contract, where the likelihood of overeducation and job loss is higher." (author's abstract)
Keywords Netherlands; job entrant; labor market; labor market trend; composition of personnel; employment trend; employment situation; employment system; flexibility; young adult
Classification Labor Market Research
Method empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
City Bamberg
Page/Pages 30 p.
Series flexCAREER Working Paper, 7
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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