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Work Stress and Health in a Globalized Economy

The Model of Effort-Reward Imbalance

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This book provides a comprehensive, updated summary of research evidence on the effects of stressful working and employment conditions on workers’ health, as based on one of the worldwide leading theoretical models, effort-reward imbalance. It offers three innovative features that are appealing for research as well as for policy. Firstly, it presents and discusses comparable research findings from different continents, in particular from Japan, China, and Latin America. Secondly, it extends the conceptual framework of research on this topic by analysing associations of work stress with health in a life course perspective, and by linking these associations to the macro-level of national labour and social policies. Thirdly, the book helps to strengthen programs and policies that aim at promoting healthy work locally, nationally, and internationally, by providing solid facts on which such programs can be based.


Titel: Work Stress and Health in a Globalized Economy
Autoren/Herausgeber: Johannes Siegrist, Morten Wahrendorf (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9783319329352

Seitenzahl: 378
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 808 g
Sprache: Englisch

Johannes Siegrist is a Senior Professor of Work Stress Research at the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. Previously, he was Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of the respective Institute, and additionally Director of the Postgraduate School of Public Health at Duesseldorf University. His long-standing research is devoted to the study of adverse effects of modern working conditions on health, with a particular focus on their contribution to health inequalities. He is the author of one of the internationally acknowledged models of stressful work, ‘effort-reward imbalance’. Among the many papers and books the volume on ‘Social Inequalities in Health’, edited with Michael Marmot in 2006, deserves special attention. Among other distinctions he is Fellow of Academia Europaea (London) and Corresponding Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.Morten Wahrendorf is a senior researcher at the Centre for Health and Society, University of Duesseldorf, Germany with substantial expertise in sociology, research methodology and statistics. He has previously worked at the International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health (ICLS) at University College London. His main research interest are health inequalities in ageing populations and underlying pathways, with a particular focus on psychosocial working conditions, patterns of participation in paid employment and social activities in later life, and lifecourse influences. 

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