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The research question addressed in this article concerns whether unemployment persistency can be regarded as a phenomenon that increases employment difficulties for the less educated and, if so, whether their employment chances are reduced by an overly rapid reduction in the number of jobs with...
In this paper, we argue that women's limited access to managerial and supervisory positions in work organizations is a part of the explanation of gender wage inequality. Multi‐level analyses conducted on a comprehensive Swedish data‐set combining information on a large number of...
This paper evaluates the foundations of social capital as measured in terms of social trust in Switzerland. Specifically, the standard view that face‐to‐face interaction within voluntary associations is the dominant way to create social capital (the so‐called Tocqueville model) will be...
Varying rates of criminal victimization across countries are assumed to be the outcome of country‐level structural constraints that determine the supply of motivated offenders, as well as the differential composition within countries of suitable targets and capable guardianship. However,...
In this paper we analyse early retirement for men and women focusing on family characteristics such as marital status, spouse's income and wealth, and spouse's labour‐market status. The female participation rate is high in Norway, implying that the country is particularly suitable for the study...
The paper investigates whether increased labour‐market flexibility leads to a reinforcement of the existing segmentation of the labour market or to a dismantling of barriers in the labour market. Using spell data (employment and unemployment periods) from the German Socio‐economic Panel...
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