Policy Legacies I: Families and Flexibility II

Session Organizer:
Jacqueline A O'Reilly
Thursday, 2 July 2015: 2:15 PM-3:45 PM
TW2.1.01 (Tower Two)
This is the second session to focus on how policy legacies impact on families access to employment and the consequences and inequalities this generates for younger generations transitions into work. In particular it examines the distribution and polarisation effects of work-poor and work-rich households, i.e. those households where there is a dearth of paid work compared to those where both parents are employed. It is particularly interested in understanding how the experience of previous recessions and the scarring effects of unemployment are inherited by younger generations and how these are differentiated by gender and ethnicity.
Effects of Workless Households on Gender and Ethnic Youth Transitions
Carolina Zuccotti, University of Brighton; Jacqueline A O'Reilly, University of Brighton