The Experience Of Unemployment

  • Editors
  • Sheila Allen
  • Alan Waton
  • Kate Purcell
  • Stephen Wood

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

About this book

Introduction

Increasingly high unemployment has brought with it a multitude of consequences affecting those without jobs and, beyond them, their families, friends and communities. This book reports findings from original research. It explores, often in the words of the unemployed and others involved, what life without a job is like. It challenges many widely held beliefs about the unemployed - that they are workshy, price themselves out of jobs or earn money illegally on the side - and explores where such misconceptions come from. It reveals the inherent contradictions involved in trying to search for work whilst coping with the experience of unemployment.

Keywords

employment labor market unemployment

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-18454-5
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-39694-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-18454-5
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