These reports investigate on some problems that result from long term unemployment and the corresponding actions to resolve these issues, which may further draw conclusions on the value of these solutions for future unemployment dilemmas.
Gallie, D., Paugam, S., & Jacobs, S. (2003). Unemployment, Poverty and Social Isolation. European Societies, 5(1), 1-32. doi:10.1080/1461669032000057668.
The selected article expresses that long term unemployment enhances the risk of people falling into poverty. Conversely, poverty makes it even more difficult for people to get back to work. Lack of money is one factor that is holding people in maintaining sociability with friends in a community. Thus, increased social isolation may reinforce labor market by cutting people off from general information about employment opportunities as the evidence is that contact with the world of paid work and friends is a very important asset in the finding of jobs.
Rank, M. R. (2002). Hardest Times: The Trauma of Long Term Unemployment. Contemporary Sociology, 31(6), 699-700.
The author focuses on long-term unemployment on men and explores the impact to them and their families. In all cases, the loss of work for a long period of time is a calamitous blow to the individual and the man’s family. There is a downward twist of deterioration as the expansion of long-term unemployment increases. Tremendous health problems routinely occur, including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, depression and the most fatal one, suicide.
Pohjola, A. (2001). Health Problems and Long-Term Unemployment. Social Work In Health Care, 34(1/2), 101-112.
The author states that health has become a significant criterion in the job recruitment process. It is the young, healthy, well-educated and flexible who are chosen as there is not enough work for everyone. Illnesses form a risk on the labour market and take over a particular threat that leads to...