What the quality of work means for our health

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Author: Tinson, Adam


Work is a key influence on health. Work matters for health directly, as well as underpinning other factors that influence health such as income or social networks. The UK's high employment level means that attention should shift from the association between unemployment and health, to the impact that the quality of work has on health. Job insecurity (for example, zero-hours contracts) receives a lot of policy and media attention. However, this is only one aspect of low-quality work. A job can be secure and still be considered low-quality. This piece presents a broader measure of low...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Quality; Outcomes; Management

Keywords: Wellbeing; Work environment; Employees; Employment security; Wage differential; Quality of working life

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: The Health Foundation, 2020

Physical description: 23 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 139.656

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