Publisher description for The social costs of underemployment : inadequate employment as disguised unemployment / David Dooley, JoAnn Prause.


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Counter Comparing the effects of unemployment and inadequate employment relative to adequate employment, this text studies their effects on self-esteem, alcohol abuse, depression, and birth weight. Using longitudinal methods, it measures controls for reverse causation (selection) and studies a large representative sample of Americans from their late teens in 1979, to their early 30's in the last decade of the twentieth century through stages of different business cycles. The results point to a rethinking of employment status as a continuum.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Underemployment, Underemployment Health aspects, Underemployment Psychological aspects