On Economic Support

The data reveals that the family (50.6%) remains the strongest economic form of protection compared with the very weak role of the State (2.8%).  This is true not only for the unemployed but also those who have work. 

A young person whose resources are not sufficient to live a decent life compared to the cost of living in its country can make up by counting on his/her family . However, the families are also in different social realities and so this produces a gap between those whose family can support them and those whose families cannot give support. 

The family’s role as a social shock absorber is becoming more problematic owing to the fact that it supports a phenomenon of vicious reproduction of social inequalities. This is similar to what Calderon (2004) says that many unemployed young people turn to their families for support and cautions that in the long run there is the danger of many young people becoming too much dependent on their families which may also turn them into unproductive members of  society. 

 On the whole, unemployment is an ugly reality because it causes frustration and makes it impossible for young people to develop an independent life plan or to be a part of a culture of work and ultimately, of dignity.  Much worst, a loss of employment leads to exclusion and segregation, while increasing civil and social insecurity.