Unemployment and Social Discrimination: A scheme of analyses
Zeng, Qun & Wei, Yanbin
The last decade witnessed the growth of the rate of unemployment in China. Being a vulnerable group, the employed faced social disadvantages as the consequences of unemployment. This paper argued that the multi dimensional concept of social exclusion could be used to describe these social disadvantages. And, focusing on the process and social actors or agents, the concept of social exclusion urged us to think of the following questions, for example, who excluded the employed from social, economic, political, cultural and institutional spheres of our society and how they made it happen. Based on the review of social exclusion literature mainly in West Europe and North America, the paper formulated an analytic framework linking unemployment, on the one hand, and other dimensions of social exclusion, on the other hand. However, due to the locality of the framework, this paper called for further empirical researches in Chinese contexts to verify, modify and even refute this framework.
【CateGory Index】： F241.4