Young people’s transitions to economic independence and the role of government assistance: evidence from the US and the UK

Title
Young people’s transitions to economic independence and the role of government assistance: evidence from the US and the UK
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Sarah Weakley # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
5th Jun 2018 13:00 - 5th Jun 2018 14:15
Location
Practice Suite 1.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/community/events/research_seminars/2018/young_peoples_transitions_to_economic_independence_and_the_role_of_government_assistance_evidence_from_the_us_and_the_uk

In this seminar Sarah will review the results of her PhD research on the impact of receiving means-tested government assistance on a young person’s economic outcomes in mid-life. Throughout her research on government assistance Sarah has looked at two cases of a liberal welfare state, the UK (using the 1970 British Cohort Study) and the US (using the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth). She explores the concept of economic independence among young people using longitudinal models on the outcomes of wages, household poverty and labour market attachment. In her seminar, Sarah will talk about the separate case results after model estimation and compare them through the lens of a ‘contrast of contexts’. 

This seminar will take place on June 5th, from 13.00-14.15 in the Practice Suite (1.12) on the first floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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