A review of recent studies, including Australian research, on the health effects of unemployment and the mechanisms by which unemployment causes adverse health outcomes. The relationship is complex: ill-health also causes unemployment, and confounding factors include socioeconomic status and lifestyle. However, longitudinal studies with a range of designs provide reasonably good evidence that unemployment itself is detrimental to health and has an impact on health outcomes - increasing mortality rates, causing physical and mental ill-health and greater use of health services.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Feb 1998|