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Unemployment and well-being

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Research by psychologists and others has consistently found that employees experience better psychological wellbeing than those who are unemployed. This finding has proven remarkably robust across time and across countries, and seems to affect all groups regardless of their age, sex or social class. Finding a theoretical framework to understand the negative psychological consequences has, on the other hand, generated a lot of controversy despite many decades of serious research on the subje...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Cambridge University Press
Host title:
Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour
Pages:
234-259
Publication date:
2012-04-12
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2016-11-23

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