Arbeidsmarktkansen van laagopgeleide mannen in Nederland tussen 1977 en 1998 [Labor market opportunities of low-educated men in the Netherlands between 1977 and 1998]
SourceMens en Maatschappij, 77, 3, (2002), pp. 189-206
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Mens en Maatschappij
SubjectInequality, cohesion and modernization; Ongelijkheid, cohesie en modernisering
In this article, we address four hypotheses on the developments in the labor market success of low educated people in the Netherlands. We use a stacked data set of large-scale labor force surveys collected by Statistics Netherlands’ Labor Force Surveys, ranging from 1977 to 1998 (N=231,725 male respondents). Indicators of the labor market situation are employment and job level. We found evidence that, compared to the highest educated men, especially young low educated men have a limited chance to participate on the labor market. This educational effect becomes even stronger in times when many people have attained higher diploma’s. For occupational status however, no evidence was found that low educated men are increasingly facing disadvantages over time. Adverse economic conditions barely increase the disadvantages for the low educated. Although signs of marginalization are barely found, young unqualified men experience serious disadvantages. For them, it became increasingly difficult to find a job.
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