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Wage scarring among unlucky European cohorts. ESRI Working Paper 668 June 2020.

Regan, Mark (2020) Wage scarring among unlucky European cohorts. ESRI Working Paper 668 June 2020. [Working Paper]

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    This paper examines how starting one’s career in a weak labour market affects future labour market outcomes using data from 13 European countries. Income losses, so called scarring effects, are found to be solely levied on college graduates. For every percentage point increase in the national unemployment rate at graduation, college graduates incur wage penalties of 2% one year later. These penalties are over 1% for the next eight years but are zero by year ten. During the Great Recession, college graduates in countries who experienced harsh sovereign debt crises were particularly affected. In Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain new graduates with a college education faced wage losses of between 12 and 23% in each of the first ten years of their career.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market
    Countries > Greece
    Countries > Ireland
    Countries > Italy
    Countries > Portugal
    Countries > Spain
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Working Papers
    Depositing User: Daniel Pennell
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 14:16
    Number of Pages: 36
    Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 14:16

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