Service Sector Employment as a Fallback System to Mitigate Low Educated Employees' Labor Market Risks


The unemployment risk of low-educated employees has increased tremendously since the 1970s. This project analyses empirically the factors that have led to this phenomenon. The analysis follows the so-called task-based approach to assess how technological changes in recent decades have increased the unemployment risk of the low-skilled. One important part of the analysis focuses on service occupations, and assesses to what extent they have the potential to reduce the labor market risk of the low-skilled.


Principal Investigators
Spitz-Oener, Alexandra Prof. Dr. (Details) (Political Economics (Applied Microeconomics))

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2009
End date: 12/2016

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