Welcome to the official website of the Cross-National Biographies – Young (CNB-Young) project. This project analyses the phenomenon of precarious work among young adults in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States.

Through quantitative analyses of individual economic trajectories, the CNB-Young project seeks to explain the ways in which the interplay of various characteristics of individuals and their households, together with institutional settings of various countries, affects workers’ chances of moving into secure employment, or determines the outcomes of early career instability.

The project harmonizes data from long-standing panel surveys conducted in the four countries covered by the study. The harmonized CNB-Young dataset will for the first time offer a cross-national comparative view of precarious work, its determinants and consequences, from a life-course perspective.

CNB-Young is conducted by a consortium of the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences. The research is funded by a Polish National Science Centre OPUS grant entitled “Dynamics of youth employment precarity: drivers, trajectories, and outcomes in a cross-national perspective”.