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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKamiya, Yumikoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:38:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:38:23Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201204307039-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58495-
dc.description.abstractThe impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) on later-life health outcomes has been studied extensively and links with depression, anxiety and self-harm have been established. However, there has been relatively little research undertaken on the possible impact of CSA on later-life economic outcomes. Here, we explore whether older men who report having experienced CSA have weaker labour force attachment and lower incomes compared to other men. We use data from the first wave of the new Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) which is a nationally-representative survey of people aged 50 and over. We find that male victims of CSA are almost four times more likely to be out of the labour force due to sickness and disability. They also spent a higher proportion of their potential working lives out of the labour force for these reasons and have lower incomes. These effects remain even when we control for mental health difficulties and negative health behaviors. Among the policy implications are the need to be more aware of the complex effects of CSA when designing labour market activation strategies such as training for the unemployed. The results are also relevant in the legal context where compensation awards are determined.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6332en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchildhood sexual abuseen_US
dc.subject.keywordlater-life economic outcomesen_US
dc.subject.stwSexuelle Belästigungen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwIrlanden_US
dc.titleChildhood sexual abuse and later-life economic consequencesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715373307en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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