Talk:Unemployment

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Former good article nominee Unemployment was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
October 23, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed

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How to end unemployment[edit]

I don't expect this to be incorporated into the article as it could be seen as 'original research' and people are not likely to agree to include it, but this is how, taken from here:

If we pay people a higher hourly rate when they work less we can fix most problems in the world. This includes
 - war
 - unemployment
 - child abuse
 - crime
 
An example of how this could work is paying someone 1.2 times their normal wage rate for the first 24 hours per week of work, then 0.7 times their normal rate for hours after that. The reason this works is that some people want to work more than 24 hours per week, so people would not be able to agree on how much a normal person should work.
 
Along with creating over a billion jobs worldwide, this would also lower costs like college tuition, housing, and health care in the United States and increase the share of national income that goes to worker compensation. Corporations in the US are making almost $1.8 trillion in profits per year, after taxes and all business costs such as CEO salaries.
 
Corporate executives, doctors, and even Presidents could all use this system. There is no reason for a President who takes 1000 days of vacation (while still doing some work) to make as much money as one with 50 vacation days.

There are other explanations, such as here, though most of them are longer. The goal of full employment is included in the UN Charter, and it has also been mentioned resolutions such as Resolution 308 on 25 November 1949. Regarding that resolution, which mentions things like "a high and stable level of international investment", "expansion of social services", "low-cost housing", and "private capital investment", 41 member states voted yes, 5 voted no, 2 abstained and 11 didn't participate in voting.2601:600:8500:B2D9:8D9F:2DE3:8AB4:356C (talk) 02:11, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

I've got a job for someone[edit]

There's quite a bit to be said about job creation, especially in the US. Many laws and programs are already covered on Wikipedia. A standalone article would make sense, but that's way too dense for me. Just putting it out there, if anyone's feeling idle. InedibleHulk (talk) 23:48, December 2, 2015 (UTC)

Bibliography on Costs of Unemployment[edit]

I am compiling a list of sources to add to the section on the costs of unemployment. Amato, Paul R. and Brett Beattie. 2011. “Does the Unemployment Rate Affect the Divorce Rate? An Analysis of State Data 1960-2005.” Social Science Research 40(3):705-715. Blau, Gary, Tony Petrucci and John McClendon. 2013. “Correlates of Life Satisfaction and Unemployment Stigma and the Impact of Length of Unemployment on a Unique Unemployed Sample.” Career Development International 18(3):257-280. Blustein, David L., Saliha Kozan and Alice Connors-Kellgren. 2013. “Unemployment and Underemployment: A Narrative Analysis about Loss.” Journal of Vocational Behavior 82(3): 256-265. Brand, Jennie E. and Juli S. Thomas. 2014. “Job Displacement among Single Mothers: Effects on Children's Outcomes in Young Adulthood.” American Journal of Sociology 119(4):955-1001. Daly, Mary C. and Elliot M. Marks. 2014. “The Labor Market in the Aftermath of the Great Recession.” Business Economics 49(3):149-155. Garrett-Peters, Raymond. 2009. “‘If I Don't have to Work Anymore, Who Am I?: Job Loss and Collaborative Self-Concept Repair.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 38(5):547-583. Goul Andersen, Jorgen. 2002. “Coping with Long-Term Unemployment: Economic Security, Labour Market Integration and Well-being. Results from a Danish Panel Study, 1994-1999.” International Journal of Social Welfare 11(3):178-190. Johnson, Anya M. and Paul R. Jackson. 2012. “Golden Parachutes: Changing the Experience of Unemployment for Managers.” Journal of Vocational Behavior 80(2):474-485. McVittie, Chris, Andy McKinlay and Sue Widdicombe. 2008. “Passive and Active Non-Employment: Age, Employment and the Identities of Older Non-Working People.” Journal of Aging Studies 22(3):248-255. Michniewicz, Kenneth S., Joseph A. Vandello and Jennifer K. Bosson. 2014. “Men's (Mis)Perceptions of the Gender Threatening Consequences of Unemployment.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 70(3-4):88-97. Mossakowski, Krysia N. 2008. “Is the Duration of Poverty and Unemployment a Risk Factor for Heavy Drinking?” Social Science & Medicine 67(6):947-955. Sharone, Ofer. 2007. “Constructing Unemployed Job Seekers as Professional Workers: The Depoliticizing Work-Game of Job Searching.” Qualitative Sociology 30(4):403-416. Hcollins23 (talk) 22:12, 21 February 2016 (UTC)Hannah Collins

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