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Type: Journal article
Title: Length of unemployment and health-related outcomes: a life-course analysis
Author: Janlert, U.
Winefield, A.
Hammarström, A.
Citation: European Journal of Public Health, 2015; 25(4):662-667
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1101-1262
1464-360X
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U. Janlert, A.H. Winefield and A. Hammarstro
Abstract: Background: Most previous studies on the effects of length of unemployment on health have focused on the duration of continuous spells of unemployment rather than on the cumulative length of intermittent spells. This study analysed the relationship between the cumulative length of intermittent spells of unemployment and different health-related outcomes using data from a longitudinal study of school leavers. Methods: All pupils who completed compulsory schooling in 1981 in a medium-sized town in northern Sweden (N= 1083) were followed for 14 years with repeated questionnaires including questions about unemployment, health and health behaviour. Results: Men tended to react with a steady state or a levelling off of health symptoms with increased unemployment, whereas women showed deteriorating health symptoms. For health behaviour the reverse occurred. Women’s health behaviour was less connected with increased unemployment while men’s health behaviour tended to deteriorate. Conclusion: Cumulative length of unemployment is correlated with deteriorated health and health behaviour. Long-term unemployment, even as a result of cumulated shorter employment spells over a number of years should be an urgent target for policy makers.
Keywords: Humans; Retrospective Studies; Longitudinal Studies; Alcohol Drinking; Smoking; Health Behavior; Mental Health; Sex Factors; Health Status; Adolescent; Adult; Employment; Unemployment; Sweden; Female; Male; Young Adult
Rights: © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Public Health Association. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030024584
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/cku186
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