English title: Employment Resilience in Europe and the 2008 Economic Crisis: Insights from Micro-Level Data

Author(s): Justin Doran - Bernard Fingleton -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2016

Abstract

Employment resilience in Europe and the 2008 economic crisis: insights from micro-level data, Regional Studies. This paper analyses employment resilience to the 2008 economic crisis using individual-level data from the European Social Survey (ESS) combined with NUTS-1 regional economic statistics. It models employment outcomes for individuals for 2002–08 and generates counterfactual outcomes for 2010 for individual-level employment assuming there is no recession. A resilience index, based on the difference between employment outcomes assuming actual economic conditions and a no recession counterfactual, is generated. Resilience varies substantially and is higher in German and French regions than in peripheral regions. Highly educated individuals, middle-aged individuals, unionized workers and men are more resilient.

Volume: 50

Issue: 4

From page no: 644

To page no: 656

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2015.1088642

Journal: Regional studies