- About this Journal
- Abstracting and Indexing
- Aims and Scope
- Article Processing Charges
- Articles in Press
- Author Guidelines
- Bibliographic Information
- Citations to this Journal
- Contact Information
- Editorial Board
- Editorial Workflow
- Free eTOC Alerts
- Publication Ethics
- Submit a Manuscript
- Subscription Information
- Table of Contents
ISRN Public Health
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 483432, 7 pages
The Impact of Unemployment on Mental and Physical Health, Access to Health Care and Health Risk Behaviors
1School of Community Health Sciences and The Lincy Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), P.O. Box 453064, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), P.O. Box 453064, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Received 29 August 2011; Accepted 18 October 2011
Academic Editors: E. A. Al-Faris, M. F. Allam, and P. Bendtsen
Copyright © 2012 Jennifer R. Pharr et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- United States Department of Labor. 2011. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor Force Statistics from the Currently Population Survey, http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet?data_tool=latest_numbers&series_id=LNS14000000.
- J. A. Dean and K. Wilson, ““Education? It is irrelevant to my job now. It makes me very depressed”: exploring the health impacts of under/unemployment among highly skilled recent immigrants in Canada,” Ethnicity and Health, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 185–204, 2009.
- M. Marmot and R. Wilkinson, Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press, London, UK, 2nd edition, 2006.
- F. M. McKee-Ryan, Z. Song, C. R. Wanberg, and A. J. Kinicki, “Psychological and physical well-being during unemployment: a meta-analytic study,” Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 53–76, 2005.
- K. I. Paul, E. Geithner, and K. Moser, “Latent deprivation among people who are employed, unemployed, or out of the labor force,” Journal of Psychology, vol. 143, no. 5, pp. 477–491, 2009.
- S. H. Wilson and G. M. Walker, “Unemployment and health: a review,” Public Health, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 153–162, 1993.
- S. Arber and E. LaHelma, “Inequalities in women's and men's ill-health: Britain and Finland compared,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1055–1068, 1993.
- M. Bartley, “Unemployment and ill health: understanding the relationship,” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 333–337, 1994.
- D. Dooley, R. Catalano, and R. Hough, “Unemployment and alcohol disorder in 1910 and 1990: drift versus social causation,” Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, vol. 65, pp. 277–290, 1992.
- A. Hammarström, “Health consequences of youth unemployment–review from a gender perspective,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 699–709, 1994.
- S. M. Montgomery, D. G. Cook, M. J. Bartley, and M. E. J. Wadsworth, “Unemployment pre-dates symptoms of depression and anxiety resulting in medical consultation in young men,” International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 95–100, 1999.
- P. O'Campo, W. W. Eaton, and C. Muntaner, “Labor market experience, work organization, gender inequalities and health status: results from a prospective analysis of US employed women,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 585–594, 2004.
- W. Bolton and K. Oatley, “The longitudinal study of social support and depression in unemployed men,” Psychological Medicine, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 453–460, 1987.
- M. Frese and G. Mohr, “Prolonged unemployment and depression in older workers: a longitudinal study of intervening variables,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 173–178, 1987.
- P. Butterworth, L. Leach, J. Pirkis, and M. Kelaher, “Poor mental health influences risk and duration of unemployment: a prospective study,” Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. In press.
- J. P. Grayson, “Health, physical activity level, and employment status in Canada,” International Journal of Health Services, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 743–761, 1993.
- A. J. Lee, I. K. Crombie, W. C. S. Smith, and H. D. Tunstall-Pedoe, “Cigarette smoking and employment status,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 1309–1312, 1991.
- L. Cai and G. Kalb, “Health status and labour force participation: evidence from Australia,” Health Economics, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 241–261, 2006.
- C. E. Ross and J. Mirowsky, “Does employment affect health?” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 230–243, 1995.
- M. Jahoda, Employment and Unemployment: A Social-Psychological Analysis, Cambridge University Press, England, UK, 1982.
- M. Jahoda, “Social institutions and human needs: a comment on Fryer and Payne,” Leisure Studies, vol. 3, pp. 297–299, 1984.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Overview: BRFSS, http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/technical_infodata/surveydata/2009.htm.
- R. Karasek and T. Theorell, Healthy Work: Stress, Productivity, and Reconstruction of Working Life, Basic Books, New York, NY, USA, 1990.
- W. Poortinga, F. D. Dunstan, and D. L. Fone, “Health locus of control beliefs and socio-economic differences in self-rated health,” Preventive Medicine, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 374–380, 2008.
- U. Janlert and A. Hammarstrom, “Which theory is best? Explanatory models of the relationship between unemployment and health,” BMC Public Health, vol. 9, article 235, pp. 235–243, 2009.
- K. Linehan, “Keeping Health Insurance After Job Loss: “COBRA Continuation Coverage and Subsidies. National Health Policy Forum”,” 2011, http://www.nhpf.org/library/issue-briefs/IB837_COBRA_06-24-10.pdf.
- D. Henkel, “Unemployment and substance use: a review of the Literature (1990–2010),” Current Drug Abuse Reviews, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 4–27, 2011.
- D. Dooley, J. Fielding, and L. Levi, “Health and unemployment,” Annual Review of Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 449–465, 1996.
- P. Fagan, V. Shavers, D. Lawrence, J. T. Gibson, and P. Ponder, “Cigarette smoking and quitting behaviors among unemployed adults in the United States,” Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 241–248, 2007.
- A. S. Adams, S. B. Soumerai, J. Lomas, and D. Ross-Degnan, “Evidence of self-report bias in assessing adherence to guidelines,” International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 187–192, 1999.