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Master thesis topic: Unemployment

Unemployment – Analysis of the problem

Unemployment is not just a serious social, economic, social, psychological, but also a health problem. The impact of unemployment on human health or population can be seen from different points of view. First, it is necessary to distinguish whether we mean health from its physical or psychological aspect, or we look at human health as bio-psycho-social unity. Secondly, we need to distinguish whether we mean the direct impact of unemployment on health or its mediated action. Under the mediated action we mean the impact of unemployment on the living standard of the individual in terms of its reduction, thus reducing the nutrition of man, which in turn affects his health.

In our opinion, it is necessary to understand health in its bio-psycho-social integrity and it is not possible to separate these components. This is related, for example, to psychosomatic diseases, where a certain psychological trauma / experience (often unconscious) is manifested by physical difficulties. Even unemployment can be such an experience, especially if the unemployed person has identified with his previous work.

Another dimension of unemployment is poverty. We believe that unemployment leads to poverty, especially when it is long-term. Poverty can be distinguished as relative and as absolute. Under relative poverty we understand the comparison with other inhabitants in the given culture, under absolute poverty we understand the impossibility to fulfill even the most basic needs of man (food, housing, clothes,…). In our culture, we will be more likely to encounter relative poverty because the state’s social system guarantees a certain minimum of living to which every citizen of the state is entitled. On the other hand, it is debatable as this amount fulfills the basic necessities of life.

Unemployment – Analysis of the problem

Unemployment is not just a serious social, economic, social, psychological, but also a health problem. The impact of unemployment on human health or population can be seen from different points of view. First, it is necessary to distinguish whether we mean health from its physical or psychological aspect, or we look at human health as bio-psycho-social unity. Secondly, we need to distinguish whether we mean the direct impact of unemployment on health or its mediated action. Under the mediated action we mean the impact of unemployment on the living standard of the individual in terms of its reduction, thus reducing the nutrition of man, which in turn affects his health.

In our opinion, it is necessary to understand health in its bio-psycho-social integrity and it is not possible to separate these components. This is related, for example, to psychosomatic diseases, where a certain psychological trauma / experience (often unconscious) is manifested by physical difficulties. Even unemployment can be such an experience, especially if the unemployed person has identified with his previous work.

Another dimension of unemployment is poverty. We believe that unemployment leads to poverty, especially when it is long-term. Poverty can be distinguished as relative and as absolute. Under relative poverty we understand the comparison with other inhabitants in the given culture, under absolute poverty we understand the impossibility to fulfill even the most basic needs of man (food, housing, clothes,…). In our culture, we will be more likely to encounter relative poverty because the state’s social system guarantees a certain minimum of living to which every citizen of the state is entitled. On the other hand, it is debatable as this amount fulfills the basic necessities of life.