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    Youth unemployment and psychological distress in the Republic of Ireland

    Hannan, Damian F. and Ó Riain, Seán and Whelan, Christopher T. (1997) Youth unemployment and psychological distress in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Adolescence, 20. pp. 307-320. ISSN 0140-1971

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    Unemployment is the most significant influence on the levels of psychological distress of young adults. Unlike the situation for the adult population, social class and income are not contributory factors. Social class of origin, however, does have a contributory effect. Feelings of lack of control and attribution of responsibility for employment solely to structural or political factors increase the impact of unemployment. Evidence in relation to employment commitment does not support “culture of poverty” type explanations. Unemployed youth appear to be “people with a problem” rather than “problem people”.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Youth unemployment; psychological distress; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 11993
    Depositing User: Prof. Sean O Riain
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 14:16
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Adolescence
    Publisher: Elsevier Masson
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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