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Prolonged unemployment is a profound social problem as evidenced by a rise in the suicide rate, mental hospital admissions, prison terms, homicides, and health related 1 deaths which appear in statistics several years later (Reigle, 1982). Roberts (1985) described the problem bluntly when she wrote, "unemployment is a killer" (p. 169). Shifron, Dye, and Shifron (1983) reported disturbing statistics that show an estimated 15 million Americans to be "hidden unemployed" or "discouraged workers", those who have given up on finding a job and no longer appear in labor statistics. Hidden unemployment in this article means simply 'not counted' in labor statistics and includes those who are not looking for work because they are discouraged as well as those who are still looking.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1986 David C. Nethercott
Nethercott, David C., "Prolonged unemployment: The reality and responses" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 3039.
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