Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Disconnected young adults in Germany : initial evidence
Authors: Pfeiffer, Friedhelm
Seiberlich, Ruben
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3790/schm.131.2.253
Published in: Journal of Contextual Economics
Volume(Issue): 131
Issue: 2
Page(s): 253
Pages to: 262
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Duncker & Humblot
ISSN: 1439-121X
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 330: Economics
Abstract: Disconnectedness among young adults can have several dimensions. From a socioeconomic viewpoint, failure in school, unemployment and the lack of a partner are among the most important ones. In our sample of respondents to the SOEP Youth Questionnaire, approximately 13% of young people had been socio-economically disconnected at least once between the ages of 17 and 19. The percentage of disconnected young adults also rose from 2001 to 2008. We found evidence that an adverse family background is the most important variable affecting disconnection in young adulthood. Macroeconomic factors also contribute to socio-economic disconnection. Recessions are followed by increases in the share of disconnected young adults.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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