Unemployment: UCLA Study Shows Stigma of Joblessness Is Immediate

Economists have known for years that long-term unemployment can greatly reduce a person's chances of finding another job. But researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that the stigma of being unemployed begins the minute the person walks out the door. "We're finding that people actually judge the unemployed as not good people compared to the employed," Geoffrey Ho, a doctoral candidate in human resources who led three studies of the psychological burden borne by the...Full Story
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