Publication
Title
Comparing negative attitudes toward the unemployed across European countries in 2008 and 2016 : the role of the unemployment rate and job insecurity
Author
Abstract
We explore how negative attitudes toward the unemployed are related to countries overall and long-term (LT) unemployment rate. Insights from the risk attribution and position theory are combined with the in-groupout-group conflict model, derived from migration literature. Multilevel analyses are performed on two waves (2008 and 2016) of the European Social Survey. Negative attitudes toward the unemployed are measured via the item most unemployed people do not really try to find a job. Results show that in countries with a high LT unemployment rate and/or an increase in this rate, people are more likely to hold negative attitudes toward the unemployed. Moreover, this is more pronounced among people in secure job conditions (those with a permanent contract and/or perceiving job security).
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of public opinion research
International journal of public opinion research
Publication
2019
ISSN
0954-2892
Volume/pages
31 :3 (2019) , p. 419-440
ISI
000493404000002
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 08.10.2018
Last edited 19.10.2021
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