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Gender Differences in Employment Commitment among Unemployed Youth

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271849
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271844.003.0004
 Gender Differences in Employment Commitment among Unemployed Youth

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This chapter examines the gender and cross-national differences in employment commitment among unemployed youth. Employment commitment is higher among young unemployed women than young unemployed men. Having children or a partner negatively affects employment commitment among unemployed females, while the reverse is true among men. Welfare regimes do not influence gender differences in employment commitment, but do impact actual labour market behaviour.

Keywords: gender differences; employment commitment; unemployment; youth; welfare regime; labour market

Chapter.  7682 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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