Book Review

Book review: Unemployment in Africa: A psychological perspective

Annemarie Joannides
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 31, No 1 | a181 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v31i1.181 | © 2005 Annemarie Joannides | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 October 2005 | Published: 29 October 2005

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Annemarie Joannides, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

Authors: Webster Gonzo and Ilse Elisabeth Plattner
Publishers: University of Namibia Press
Year: 2003
Reviewed For: South African Journal of Industrial Psychology


Unemployment in an African country is a concisely written and well-structured book, which investigates the psychological impact of unemployment on Namibia’s ‘street unemployed’. This term refers to the large population of men who wait alongside the roads and at traffic intersections, in the hope of being offered causal employment. Essentially the books seeks to understand and evaluate the psychological experience of these men, in relation to several theoretical perspectives and with regards to the investigative research that was carried out by the authors.


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Unemployment in Africa; Book review

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