Populations at Special Health Risk: Workers

Carles Muntaner, Faraz Vahid Shahidy, Il Ho Kim, Haejoo Chung, Joan Benach

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Employment and employment conditions are important determinants of population health. Recent changes in the labor markets of developed and developing countries have fundamentally transformed the experience of work and employment. In this article, we explore the implications of these shifts for the health and well-being of workers. Particular attention is awarded to the deregulation of labor markets and the consequent rise of nonstandard and precarious forms of employment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128037089
ISBN (Print)9780128036785
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 6


  • Downsizing
  • Employment
  • Employment conditions
  • Flexicurity
  • Globalization
  • Health
  • Informal employment
  • Job insecurity
  • Labor market
  • Labor market policy
  • Precarious employment
  • Unemployment
  • Work
  • Working conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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