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Psychology of Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Youth Unemployment and the Risk of Social Exclusion

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271849
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602733 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271844.003.0003
 Psychology of Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Youth Unemployment and the Risk of Social Exclusion

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This chapter links the psychological consequences of unemployment to processes of social exclusion among the youth. The vulnerability factors contributing to increased risk of social exclusion for young unemployed people are low qualification, passivity in the labour market, precarious financial situation, low or missing social support, and insufficient or absent institutional support. Social support and social origins are the most important protective factors for unemployed youth. The combination of vulnerability and protective factors determines the risk of poor mental health.

Keywords: psychological consequences; unemployment; social exclusion; youth; social origin; mental health

Chapter.  9400 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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