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Reasons given for being unemployed and the job search progress
New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations
This paper examines whether the reasons given for being unemployed and for getting a previous job differentiate between those who later obtain jobs and those who remain unemployed. Initial interviews were carried out with 82 registered unemployed, 51 of whom participated in a follow-up one month later. Those who initially blamed their unemployment on a lack of jobs and who thought that success in the past was due to their own effort, were found to be more likely to obtain jobs. The dilemma ofdoi:10.26686/nzjir.v7i2.3518 fatcat:iua6pkly5rdffpijrtsxslfrua