Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126464
Authors: 
Gush, Karon
Scott, James
Laurie, Heather
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2015-07
Abstract: 
Finding a new job is not the only problem the unemployed face. How to manage the loss of income, status and identity can also be a serious consideration for those in between jobs. In-depth qualitative interviews reveal that family, friends and wider networks are important mainstays in helping jobseekers back into work but in different ways and for a variety of reasons. By examining the job seeking strategies in terms of drawing on (a) family connections and (b) friends and wider social networks this investigation sheds some light on the extent to which social connectedness matters for jobseekers in contemporary Britain.
Subjects: 
job search
social capital
job loss
recession
qualitative interviews
Understanding Society Innovation Panel
JEL: 
D13
J63
J64
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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