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Why So Much Unemployment?

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The chapter sifts through common explanations for excessive unemployment: the unemployed are too lazy and too picky; untrained and unskilled, they are undesirable hires; employers discriminate ... More


American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Frank Stricker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book shows that full employment has been rare in the United States in the last 150 years; excessive unemployment has been the norm. Against prominent economists who argue that unemployment is ... More


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