Journal article

Work organization, job insecurity, and occupational health disparities

Paul A Landsbergis, Joseph G Grzywacz, Anthony D LaMontagne



BACKGROUND: Changes in employment conditions in the global economy over the past 30 years have led to increased job insecurity and other work organization hazards. These hazards may play a role in creating and sustaining occupational health disparities by socioeconomic position, gender, race, ethnicity, and immigration status. METHODS: A conceptual model was developed to guide the review of 103 relevant articles or chapters on the role of work organization and occupational health disparities identified through a comprehensive search conducted by NIOSH. A second review was conducted of employment and workplace policies and programs designed to reduce the health and safety risks due to job ins..

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Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Sherry Baron and Andrea Steege of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for coordinating the production of the five review articles on occupational health disparities and the 2011 NIOSH conference on Eliminating Health and Safety Disparities at Work. We are also grateful to George Koutsouras for his assistance in abstracting data from reviewed articles. The only financial support received by the authors from NIOSH for the preparation of this manuscript were travel expenses to attend the 2011 conference and to present an earlier version of this article at the conference. The only other financial support was partial support for the third author (A. D. L.) provided by project grant # 375196 from the Australian National Health & Medical Research Council.