Precarious stability: jobless families in the new millennium
- Year: 2001
- Author: Hartman, Y
- Publisher: National Unemployment Conference
- Country: Australia
Describing the condition of jobless families today as one of precarious stability, this paper argues that an outcome of current policy changes is the fragmentation of the lives of jobless families, especially in regional communities. Comparison is made with the Great Depression and issues are discussed of: capitalism now; the currently fashionable communitarian discourse; the changing labour market; and an overview of jobless families and their lives.