publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Amount of work : studies on premature death and subjective health in a work life balance perspective

Nylén, Charlotta;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to increase knowledge about the association between amount of work and health. Amount of work is measured as unemployment, excessive work, and interference between work and home. Two studies, based on the Swedish Twin Register, consider amount of work in work-related settings and focus on mortality in both sexes (n=20 632). Two studies take into account demands from both professional and domestic settings and consider their impact on subjective health (n=6 800 ). Unemployment had a strong effect on suicide among women and on death by external undetermined causes among men. For women, the relationship was strengthened by use of sleeping ...
Subjects
free text keywords: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP, allostatic load, mortality, overtime work, self-rated health, sleep quality, stress, unemployment, unwinding, work/home interference, worklife balance
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