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dc.contributor.authorSharone, Ofer
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T16:33:43Z
dc.date.available2014-10-09T16:33:43Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.issn0037-7732
dc.identifier.issn1534-7605
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/90830
dc.description.abstractThis article provides a new account of American job seekers’ individualized understandings of their labor-market difficulties, and more broadly, of how structural conditions shape subjective responses. Unemployed white-collar workers in the U.S. tend to interpret their labor market difficulties as reflecting flaws in themselves, while Israelis tend to perceive flaws in the hiring system. These different responses have profound individual and societal implications. Drawing on in-depth interviews with unemployed job seekers and participant observations at support groups in the U.S. and Israel, this article shows how different labor market institutions give rise to distinct job search games, which I call the chemistry game in the U.S. and the specs game in Israel. Challenging the broad cultural explanations of the unemployment experience in the existing literature, this article shows how subjective responses to unemployment are generated by the search experiences associated with institutionally rooted job search games.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCharles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman Israel Scholar Award)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sf/sot050en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceProf. Sharone via Alex Caracuzzoen_US
dc.titleWhy Do Unemployed Americans Blame Themselves While Israelis Blame the System?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationSharone, Ofer. “Why Do Unemployed Americans Blame Themselves While Israelis Blame the System?” Social Forces 91, no. 4 (May 2, 2013): 1429–1450.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Managementen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorSharone, Oferen_US
dc.relation.journalSocial Forcesen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsSharone, O.en_US
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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