EXCEPT paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference of British Social Policy Association


A key methodological paper on measuring socioeconomic consequences of employment uncertainty for youth has been presented at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the British Social Policy Association. The conference titled “Social Inequalities: Research, Theory and Policy” took place in Durham, UK on July 10-12, 2017. 

In their paper, Professor Dr Dirk Hofäcker and Professor Dr Sonia Bertolini showed that socioeconomic consequences are a multidimensional phenomenon, and that research is well advised to consider both objective and subjective aspects. According to the findings of the paper, the economic crisis has led to an increase in both youth's objective poverty risk and the subjective feeling of being poor. Particularly negative effects were observed for unemployment, agency work and short fixed term. Living with parents decreases objective risk to be poor, but at the same time, it increases the risk of feeling poor.

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