Monday, September 10, 2012

Behavioural Economics, Psychological Distress and Youth Unemployment

I will be giving a talk soon to an Scottish Government forum on behavioural economics, psychological distress and youth unemployment. I am using this page to maintain a set of links and resources that I will send to the audience for information.


Babcock et al (2010): Notes on Behavioral Economics and Labor Market Policy

Well-Being and Unemployment:

The work of Krueger and Muller is very important for connecting well-being, time-use and unemployment.

Krueger and Muller (2011): Job Search and Job Finding in a Period ofMass Unemployment: Evidence from High-Frequency Longitudinal Data

Krueger and Muller (2012): Time Use, Emotional Well-Being, and Unemployment: Evidence from Longitudinal Data


Bjarnaso, Thoroddur and Sigurdardotti Thordis (2003). Psychological distress during unemployment and beyond: social support and material deprivation among youth in six northern European countries. Social Science & Medicine, 56, 973–985.

Creed, Peter & Reynolds, Judith (2001). Economic deprivation, experiential deprivation and social loneliness in unemployed and employed youth. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 167–178.

Flatau, Paul, Galea,June, Petridis, Ray (2000). Mental Health and Wellbeing and Unemployment. Australian Economic Review, Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 161–181.

Julkunen, Isle (2001). Coping and Mental Well-being among Unemployed Youth—A Northern European Perspective. Journal of Youth Studies
Volume 4, Issue 3.

McKee-Ryan, F. et al (2005). Psychological and Physical Well-Being During Unemployment: A Meta-Analytic Study. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 90, No. 1, 53–76.

Winefield, A. (2002). Unemployment, Underemployment, Occupational Stress and Psychological Well-Being. Australian Journal of Management, vol. 27 no. 1 suppl, 137-148.

Unemployment Policy:

David Bell and Danny Blanchflower have written a number of papers on unemployment and its connection to well-being.

Bell and Blanchflower (2011) What should be done about rising unemployment in the UK?

Bell and Blanchflower (2009) Youth Unemployment:m Déjà Vu?

Bell, David, and Blanchflower, David (2010). UK Unemployment in the Great Recession. National Institute Economic Review.

Bell, David, and Blanchflower, David (2010). Youth Unemployment in Europe and the United States. IZA DP No. 5673.

Fougere, Denis et al (2009). Youth Unemployment and Crime in France. IZA Discussion Paper.

Gomez-Salvador, Ramon, and Leiner-Killinger, Nadine (2008). An Analysis of Youth Unemployment in the Euro Area. European Central Bank Occasional Paper series No 89.

Roberts, Gareth (2011). Youth employment in South Africa and the persistence of inflated expectations.

Coy, Peter (2011). The Youth Unemployment Time Bomb. Business Week.

Banks, James et al (2010). Releasing jobs for the young? Early retirement and youth unemployment in the United Kingdom. IFS Working Papers.

Scarpetta, Sonnet and Manfredi (2010). Rising Youth Unemployment During the Crisis: How to Prevent Negative Long-Term Consequences on a Generation? OECD Socoal, Employment and Migration Papers, no. 106. 

No comments: