Policy Brief: There is no such thing as THE unemployed
In the Policy Brief (9/18) about "Unemployment and its medium- to long-term effects - A reason to rethink labour market integration schemes", Matteo Antonini explains that labour market integration schemes should be adapted so as to offer more flexible solutions to the employed and avoid the medium and long-term effects of a period of unemployment.
The key messages of this last Policy Brief:
- The consequences of a period of unemployment can be felt even after returning to work and are not limited to reduced financial resources.
- Besides groups traditionally considered vulnerable to the negative consequences of a period of unemployment (e.g. older/low-skilled workers), new groups are emerging, including people with high levels of education.
- Using an innovative longitudinal analysis shows a new professional instability for highly qualified people suggesting that existing social policies and labour market integration schemes should be adapted.