Journal article

COVID-19 and suicide risk in the construction sector: preparing for a perfect storm

Tania L King, Anthony D Lamontagne

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

AIMS: Worldwide, construction industries are considered to be key economic pillars of the societies they serve, and construction workers constitute a sizeable proportion of the global paid workforce. In many parts of the world, construction workers are at elevated risk of suicide. Here, we examine the extent to which construction workers may be differentially exposed to the economic effects of COVID-19. METHODS: A narrative review and synthesis of the literature was conducted. RESULTS: The economic and labour market shock resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a convergence of factors that may significantly exacerbate suicide risk among construction workers, particularly among those..

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Grants

Awarded by (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC 'Million Minds' Grant


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This project was supported by an (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) partnership project Grant (APP1134499) and a NHMRC 'Million Minds' Grant (APP1199972). TK is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE200100607).