New article focusing on housing autonomy based on EXCEPT

New article focusing on housing autonomy based on EXCEPTPhoto by Breno Assis on Unsplash

Recently Katerina Gousia, Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Thomas Middleton and Olena Nizalova published an article titled “The Impact of Unemployment and Non-Standard Forms of Employment on the Housing Autonomy of Young Adults” in the journal Work, Employment and Society.

The article explores the effects of youth unemployment and non-standard employment on the likelihood of leaving the parental home. The authors adopt a dynamic modelling approach, and use data from a large longitudinal British survey covering the years 2009–2014. They find that unemployment and part-time work, but not the duration of the contract, have a negative effect on the likelihood of obtaining housing autonomy. Also past as well as anticipated unemployment have significant negative effects, which suggests that the decision about whether to move out depends on the individual’s longer-term labour market trajectory. The analysis also reveals gender differences in part-time work, but not in unemployment once we take into account unobserved time-invariant heterogeneity.

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