Opleiding en werkloosheid; over de invloed van diploma's op de stromen tussen werk en werkloosheid


  • Wolbers,Maarten H. J.


DEGREES, Academic


It is known that tower educated people have higher unemployment rates than higher educated ones. A possible explanation of this finding is job competition: employers prefer higher over lower educated workers for jobs that were previously occupied by lower educated employees. As a consequence, the lowest educated become unemployed. In this article we investigate the relationship between education and unemployment in a dynamic way: to what extent do unemployment and re-employment probabilities vary with educational level? In order to answer this question we used Dutch panel data with information on shifts in labour market positions of more than 10,000 respondents in the period 1980-1994. Our first finding shows that the lowest educated employees have a higher risk of becoming unemployed than higher educated workers. The impact of education differs between current aggregate unemployment rate and sex. Second, we conclude that unemployed with diploma's have higher probabilities of re-employment than unemployed without diploma's. This effect varies between current aggregate unemployment rate, sex, and unemployment duration. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Wolbers,Maarten H. J.