Unemployment, Marginalization, and Employment Prospects
In this chapter, I address a range of issues related to the fact that large population segments are being excluded from the labor market in advanced capitalist countries. Although, for a long period, the standard of living has successively increased for the citizens in these countries, the problem of providing sufficient numbers of jobs has not been solved and, with capitalism, it will hardly be solved once and for all. Sizable proportions of the population are left outside working life as unemployed, marginalized, or excluded; the expectations in terms of jobs and income that people may have are only partly met by the economic system. We shall thus turn to the relationships between individuals and the labor market, not implying employment.
KeywordsLabor Market Informal Sector Full Employment Employment Prospect Sociological Perspective
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