Insecurity, the Restructuring of Unemployment and Mental Health

David Fryer

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Abstract

Unemployment and health provides a rare insight into ground-breaking research from Europe, Australia, Asia and the United States on the health impact of unemployment and underemployment on the individual and the community. Contributions from the fields of psychology, medicine, economics, sociology, occupational health and organisational development outline current theory and findings about the factors responsible for the detrimental health effects of being out of work or in unstable employment. The mechanisms underlying the benefits of secure employment are also discussed, along with interventions that may help to limit the negative health effects of employment status, including the implementationof corporate and government policies, the empowerment of employees, and management responsibilities in the dismissal process. This book is a vital resource for policy-makers, social workers, educators, researchers, students and anyone with an interest in the global effects of unemployment on the human condition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnemployment and Health
Subtitle of host publicationInternational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
EditorsS. Anderson
Place of PublicationBowen Hills, QLD
PublisherAustralian Academic Press
Pages21-34
Number of pages14
Edition2
ISBN (Print)1875378618
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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