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Recession, unemployment, and health

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199588299
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731372 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0005
Recession, unemployment, and health

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This chapter examines the relationships between economic recessions, unemployment, and health. The chapter is divided into four main sections. The first section examines the effects of economic recessions on health. The second section summarizes the literature on the relationship between unemployment and health. The effects of recessions on health inequalities, as well as the importance of unemployment to health inequalities are then examined. Variation by welfare state in the health effects of recessions, as well as in the relationship between unemployment and health are then examined.

Keywords: economic recessions; unemployment; health inequalities; welfare state; health effects

Chapter.  11665 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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