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The Social Costs of Underemployment
Inadequate Employment as Disguised Unemployment

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  • Date Published: May 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511189012

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  • Going beyond the usual focus on unemployment, this 2004 book explores the health effects of other kinds of underemployment including forms of inadequate employment as involuntary part-time and poverty wage work. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this compares falling into unemployment versus inadequate employment relative to remaining adequately employed. Outcomes include self-esteem, alcohol abuse, depression, and low birth weight. The panel data permit study of the plausible reverse causation hypothesis of selection. Because the sample is national and followed over two decades, the study explores cross-level effects (individual change and community economic climate) and developmental transitions. Special attention is given to school leavers and welfare mothers, and, in cross-generational analysis, the effect of mothers' employment on babies' birth weights. There emerges a way of conceptualizing employment status as a continuum ranging from good jobs to bad jobs to employment with implications for policy on work and health.

    • Looks at the health effects of unemployment
    • Uses a national US sample over the last two decades
    • Special attention is given to school leavers and welfare mothers
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    • Date Published: May 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511189012
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Disguised unemployment and changing forms of work
    2. The social costs of unemployment
    3. Data source and methods
    4. Reverse causation: findings on the selection hypothesis
    5. Leaving school: self-esteem in an unwelcoming economy
    6. Early adulthood: alcohol misuse and underemployment
    7. Settling down: psychological depression and underemployment
    8. Extending the employment continuum: well-being in welfare transitions
    9. The next generation: underemployment and birth weight
    10. Conclusions
    11. New directions
    Appendices
    References
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    David Dooley, University of California, Irvine

    JoAnn Prause, University of California, Irvine

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