The InterGenerational Transmission of Joblessness

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The IG project is 4-year research project located at the University of Melbourne and is funded by the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne.


It aims to unpack the mechanisms, channels, factors that drive joblessness from one generation to the next in Australia and across Europe, Asia and United States. By creating a rich longitudinal dataset on families across selected countries we challenge existing theories by asking whether aspects of family’s work-welfare trajectories, values and dynamics play out differently across multiple nations, over time and in different labour market, institutional and family contexts. Results from our project will provide evidence-based knowledge for the development of effective interventions to avert the persistence of joblessness across generations.



The IG project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and University of Melbourne for the period 2016-2019.




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