Social Issues

Shifting Perspectives on Unemployment

Posted on: Fri 5 Mar 2021

“Just work harder.” “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” “They’re just lazy.” These are common phrases that have sunk into our cultural conversations at all levels when discussing unemployment.

So what impact would changing our cultural understanding of unemployment have?

Researcher Dr Luke Zaphir from The University of Queensland joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to discuss the effect of perpetuating the stereotype of the dole bludger.

Image: International Education Specialists

Produced by Tom Mann


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