Unemployment: Economic, Political and Social Aspects

Tabitha Fletcher (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS039000

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This book discusses unemployment and its relations to economic, political and social aspects. The first chapter studies the relationship of unemployment to the level of confidence that characterizes some macroeconomic relevant agents, such as consumers or investors. Chapter Two investigates the effects of productivity growth shocks on unemployment, both in the short run and in the medium – long run. Chapter Three reviews finite sample inference for unemployment-inflation tradeoff. Chapter Four focuses on understanding how the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and/or long-term labor market changes may have separately or jointly affected health among employed workers in 2010. Chapter Five evaluates the persistence of the unemployment rate in the following emerging European countries: Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Chapter Six discusses the case of election results on the political aspects of unemployment. Chapter Seven studies the relationship between unemployment and the (individual) perceived levels of well-being, such as life satisfaction or happiness. Chapter Eight assesses the association between homelessness and survival in a population of unemployed individuals in one region of northern Poland. Chapter Nine studies the impact that educational level and vocational training programmes had on the labour market of semi-peripheral EU countries, using Greece as a case study. Chapter Ten estimates the effects of area unemployment rate on smoking and drinking in China. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. On the Economic Aspects of Unemployment: The Case of Consumer Confidence
António Bento Caleiro (Departamento de Economia, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)

Chapter 2. Productivity Growth Shocks and Unemployment in the Postwar US Economy
Antonio Ribba (Universit`a di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Chapter 3. Finite Sample Inference for Unemployment-Inflation Tradeoff
H. D. Vinod (Economics Department, Fordham University, New York, USA)

Chapter 4. The Great Recession and Health among Employed Workers
Mark Tausig and Rudy Fenwick (Lehman College/CUNY, Bronx, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Evaluating Persistence in the Unemployment Rate of Emerging European Economies
Zorica Mladenovic and Aleksandra Anic (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 6. On the Political Aspects of Unemployment: The Case of Election Results
António Bento Caleiro (Departamento de Economia, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)

Chapter 7. On the Social Aspects of Unemployment: The Case of Life Satisfaction
António Bento Caleiro (Departamento de Economia, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)

Chapter 8. Effect of Homelessness in Jobless Persons: Survival Analysis from a Retrospective Cohort Study in Poland
Pawel Zagozdzon (Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Debinki, Gdansk, Poland)

Chapter 9. Unemployment and Vocational Training in the Greek Labour Market: A Three-Level Evaluation
Stavros Rodokanakis (Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, England)

Chapter 10. Unemployment Rate, Smoking and Drinking in China: Are They Related?
Qing Wang (School of Business, Dalian University of Technology, Panjin, Liaoning, China)

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