Perceived job insecurity in early careers and human capital accumulation

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Author: Beduwe, Catherine; Dupray, Arnaud; El Akremi, Assaad


The paper explores how perceived job insecurity (PJI) evolves with time among early careers using a cohort of French school leavers over the period 1998-2008. The study intends to clarify why PJI increases both with years of experience and tenure in a firm in contradiction with expectations. The human capital content of experience and tenure is considered in parallel with identifying the main component of PJI: risk of job loss or fear of not regaining equivalent employment conditions. Main findings are: (i) declining macroeconomic conditions explain the apparent rise of PJI with...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Career development

Keywords: School leavers; Young worker; Perception; Employment security; Transition from education and training to employment; Human capital; Economic factor; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: France; Europe

Published: Marseille, France: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications (CEREQ), 2018

Physical description: 19 p.

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Series: Working paper (CEREQ); no. 6, February 2018

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 133.767

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