Unemployment Effects on Health Flowchart

How does unemployment affect health?

Thanks to  Julian Beeton of Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust for the design and  Meic Goodyear Public Health Lewisham for the content. Reproduced by permission

Job insecurity contributes to poor health

Job insecurity was associated with significant increases in self reported poor health, depression, and anxiety. Paid work confers health benefits, but poor quality jobs which combine several psychosocial stressors could be as bad for health as being unemployed.

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