October 18 – 19, 2019
Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel held a presentation on “Labor Market Transitions and Intergenerational Support. Evidence from German Panel Data“ at the ISA-RC06 and VSA International Conference on The Family in Modern and Global Societies: Persistence and Change in Hanoi. This is ongoing joint work with SECCOPA international collaborator Prof. Anna Manzoni, PhD, from North Carolina State University, USA. Using individual-level panel data from the Pairfam they have investigated the consequences of youth employment and
temporary employment for the intergenerational transfers, i.e. the process of gaining independence from parents. Results from Difference-in-differences Propensity Score Matching (DID-PSM) reveal that finding a job decreases material support (esp. from father), whereas emotional and instrumental support increase (but stat. insign.). Moreover, analyses according to the type of contract show that getting a permanent contract has a stronger negative effect on intergenerational support than getting a temporary contract.