MENTAL HEALTH, JOB QUALITY AND WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION: EVIDENCE FROM POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH TO ADDRESS COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTING POLICIES
Grant number: FT130101444 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018
Mental disorders such as depression are a major cause of disability. Improving mental health can increase productivity and workforce participation. However, the psychosocial quality of work is a factor that overlays the relationship between work and health. Poor quality work (for example, unreasonable time pressure, insecurity) increases the risk of poor mental health, absenteeism, and exit from the workforce. This project will analyse data following people over time to investigate the long-term health and employment consequences of poor psychosocial job quality, and consider the special case of mature age workers. It will identify those individuals at greatest risk, and factors that can buf..View full description
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