People work hard to get better lives and to accomplish what they want after graduating high school or college. However, they face some difficulties in finding a job. Unlikely, “Ben” (‘Young”) would not want to be an “independent adult” (A.
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25). As the rate of youth unemployment is rising, many countries suffer from how to deal this unwelcome circumstance. According to statistic of Margaret’s article, “In Canada, the jobless rate for young adults is a relatively low 14 per cent. Across the European Union, the jobless rate is higher than 20 per cent.
In the U. S. , the jobless rate for high-school-educated men between 20 and 24 – Ben’s generation – has reached 22. 4 per cent” (A25). If the number of jobless people increases, many problems will arise in society. First, youth power could be wasted, and countries could lose human resources. Many jobs require capacity from men for some works that women could not handle. However, some people may argue that women could handle those jobs and there should be no gender discrimination.
Although there is less sexual discrimination in work places, discrimination in hiring still exists. Jobs of women are “much more likely to be part-time, contract work, working through a temporary help agency, or working on their own” (301). Women also have to consider “child care” that could be “limits women’s choice of paid employment” (301). Thus, men would be widely used in many jobs for society. Generally, in terms of physical condition, young men are stronger than women so labor and some jobs require physical strength from men.
For instance, young women work at building construction; they could have difficulties to carry heavy materials. Consequently, progress of constructing the building could be slower because of lack of strength. The slow progression could create that the time and money be wasted. Secondly, people without work could be effect on the society. Not working is associated in homelessness, criminal problem and social welfare. Unemployment could be homeless because they do not have enough money to buy or rent the house.
Homeless people sometimes commit suicide because they cannot afford to buy basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. It is hard to maintain those requisites if they do not work and there is no financial supports. Poverty from unemployment also could impact on their children. Children who grow upon poverty later suffer from more persistent and several health problems than children who grow up under better financial circumstances. Children raised in poverty also tend to miss school more often, so they could not have a high quality of education.
When these children grow up, it is hard for them to find a better career and they could be jobless again as their parents who were unemployment as well. Moreover, people without work make the criminal rate increase because joblessness and homeless could be a major motivator in theft, burglary and violent crimes in order to get money easily. A result of criminal from unemployment may bring that our social security is jeopardized. Lastly, there may be less social welfare for children and disabled people because young men without work have not enough money to pay taxes.
The result of fewer taxes could make government’s finance decrease and then government could not support the social welfare. Of course, people would not receive the better social welfare services. Finally, being without work could affect their individual life such as relationship, confidence and health. If they go out and talk with friends or other people who are working, they could not communicate with them because they do not have work experience and do not understand words that worker used.
Thus, they will not be likely to go out and interact with other people, and prefer to stay alone at home. Not moving out could make many unemployment not want to get married because youth unemployment could be “trapped in a twilight world of failure to achieve adulthood” (“Young”). Indeed, they would have the lack of relationship with people. By not working, people also may begin to doubt their sense of self and abilities, be depressed and not have confidence. The result of emotional effects may give unemployment a huge stress.
Suffering from stress is known as to have physical effects on a human body; therefore, they find doctor and do drugs more. Certainly, their health may be at risk. In conclusion, there is a problem that not only youth power but also time and money could be wasted if the unemployment rate keeps rising. In terms of society, people without work could be homeless and a cause of increasing criminal. They also may lead to lack of social welfare services. In terms of each unemployed individual, they may have a low interaction with other people and communication skills.
By being jobless, people could have not only emotional effects such as self-esteem, lack of confidence, depression and anxiety, but also physical effects from the stress. Thus, young unemployed people may be the problems to be ironed out in the world. Works – cited Townson, Monica. “Canadian women on Their Own Are the Poorest of the Poor. ” Writing: A Journey. Ed. Lester Faigley and Melanie Rubers. Pearson, 2010. 300-301. Print. “Young men without work. ” Globe ; Mail [Toronto, Canada] 10 Nov. 2011: A25. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 22 July 2012.