publication . Article . 2020

Health effects of job insecurity

Francis Green;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2020 Journal: IZA World of Labor (eissn: 2054-9571, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The fear of unemployment has increased around the world in the wake of Covid-19. Research has shown that job insecurity affects both mental and physical health, though the effects are lower when employees are easily re-employable. The detrimental effects of job insecurity could be partly mitigated if employers improved other aspects of job quality that support better health. But as job insecurity is felt by many more people than just the unemployed, the negative health effects during recessions are multiplied and extend through the majority of the population. This reinforces the need for effective, stabilising macroeconomic policies, most especially at this time...
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free text keywords: job insecurity, employability, unemployment, I10, J00, J08, Recession, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economics, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Unemployment, Job insecurity, Physical health, Employee participation, Employability, Labour economics, Job attitude, ddc:330
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