Running head: UNEMPLOYMENT
The article selected for this study is titled The effect of unemployment on subsequent job
quality in Europe: A comparative study of four countries by Martina Dieckhoff, published on
August 4, 2011 (Dieckhoff, 2011). The article is aimed at finding out the impact of
unemployment on the labor market in four European countries. The authors were keen to
establish the nonpecuniary impacts of the unemployment rates to the labor forces. The four
countries examined are Austria, Denmark, Spain and the UK. The study found that the impacts
were similar in some cases while different in others and the extend in severity of effects varied
depending on the country.
The introduction of the article is well structured with an explanation of what the main
objective of the study is and how it was carried out. The introduction explains the technique used
for the study and it lays down the areas covered. Therefore, the introduction of the article is in
line with the requirements of a research introduction. The researcher could have, however,
explained more on how the study was conducted in the four countries in the introduction part.
The article examines the effect of past unemployment on labor market outcomes and how past
unemployment affects the current attributes of re-employment. The researcher carries out a
comparative analysis of the consequences of the past unemployment in four European countries
that have different institutional contexts. The countries compared are Demark, Spain, Australia
and the United Kingdom. The study seeks to explain the consequences of past employment for
the quality of future jobs and whether there exist consequences of past employment and this is
well explained in the introduction part.
The literature review of the article is done according to the ...