Employment crisis and polarisation of labour market trajectories: The case of young adults in Catalonia

Joan Miquel Verd Pericàs, Martí López-andreu

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The article presents the results of a research aimed at analyzing how economic and employment crisis in Spain has affected the labour trajectories of the population under 40 years. The trajectories during this period are analyzed from two points of view. First, descriptively, building a typology of trajectories and analyzing it in comparison with the population of more than 40 years. Second, causally, identifying the factors that explain the different types of trajectories found. These analyses assess to what extent has been, during the period of crisis, a polarization between the trajectories of persons belonging to the younger cohorts and those belonging to the older ones. On the other hand, the analyses also assess whether it has been a progressive gap within the younger cohorts on the type of trajectories developed. The results show that the "inter-generational polarisation" is given in a lesser extent than is often defended in the international literature, while the "intra-generational polarisation" is not really a polarisation, but a segmentation into three types. As to causal analysis, it is found that the classical variables of segmentation in the Spanish labour market have continued to influence the labour trajectories during the crisis. Factors such as sector or social origin have had also a causal effect.
Translated title of the contributionEmployment crisis and polarisation of labour market trajectories: The case of young adults in Catalonia
LanguageSpanish
Pages5-30
Number of pages26
JournalPapers: Revista de sociologia
Volume101
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Verd Pericàs, Joan Miquel ; López-andreu, Martí. / Crisis del empleo y polarización de las trayectorias laborales : El caso de los adultos jóvenes en Cataluña. In: Papers: Revista de sociologia. 2016 ; Vol. 101, No. 1. pp. 5-30.
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Crisis del empleo y polarización de las trayectorias laborales : El caso de los adultos jóvenes en Cataluña. / Verd Pericàs, Joan Miquel; López-andreu, Martí.

In: Papers: Revista de sociologia, Vol. 101, No. 1, 04.2016, p. 5-30.

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