This paper focuses on the unemployed’s expectations of being stigmatized (stigma consciousness) and the consequences of such negative expectations on job search attitudes and behaviour. Using data from the German panel study “Labour Market and Social Security” (PASS), Gerhard Krug (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Katrin Drasch (University Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Monika Jungbauer-Gans (German Centre of Higher Education Research and Science Studies) find that the unemployed with high stigma consciousness suffer from reduced well-being and health, but also are more likely to place a high value on becoming re-employed.
Gerhard Krug, Katrin Drasch, Monika Jungbauer-Gans (2019): The social stigma of unemployment: consequences of stigma consciousness on job search attitudes, behaviour and success. Journal of Labour Market Research 53, 11. (Open access)