Problem

Voluntary unemployment

Nature:
Voluntary unemployment has been described as a 'bourgeois problem', as it usually involves members of the educated classes who prefer to remain unemployed rather than accept work below the type they feel they can expect to obtain or at a wage lower than that paid to other workers with comparable levels of education.
Counter Claim:
If such people did accept less qualified and less well paid work, it would lower their probability of getting the desired employment later and would therefore lower their expected lifetime income.
Aggravates:
Educated unemployed
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Unemployment
Voluntary
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET