The social pathology of unemployment

This presentation is attempting to present the general patterns of unemployment in Greece today. Through this, emphasis is given to the social dimensions of the phenomenon. These are unavoidably increasing social inequality and social exclusion of a significant proportion of the population. The resulting social problems are leading to a social pathology which increases through the individual problems of the unemployed persons. This social pathology is explained through the theories of "Dual Labor Market" and "Deskilling". Through a rather pessimistic point of view, the presentation is closing with an estimation for future trends, relating to the negative effects of globalization. Encephalos 2010, 47(4):189-192.

Key words: Unemployment, social exclusion, dual labor market, deskilling, globalization.