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Closer - The home of longitudinal research


Longitudinal evidence has helped determine the extent to which parents’ employment patterns are passed to their children, and crucially, whether or not there is a growing number of households where unemployment has persisted across generations.

Evidence summary

Briefing paper

What longitudinal studies tell us about intergenerational worklessness

Selected reading list

The following selection of published longitudinal research represents the breadth of work done on worklessness. Please note this list is not exhaustive.

Relevant studies