March 12, 2013
A steady job in safe working conditions can provide numerous benefits critical to maintaining proper health. On the flip side, job loss and unemployment is associated with a variety of negative health effects.
May 1, 2011
This issue brief examines how work influences our health, not only by exposing us to physical conditions that have health effects, but also by providing a setting where healthy activities and behaviors can be promoted.
July 6, 2011
"The RWJF program is set up to allow scholars to make a substantive shift in what they study. It allowed the time and resources and mentorship I needed to make a dramatic change in my research focus and topics. It was profound."
April 1, 2011
This study concluded that declining real minimum wage rates have contributed to the increasing rate of overweight and obesity in the United States. Studies to clarify the mechanism by which minimum wages may affect obesity might help determine appropriate policy responses.
August 1, 2005
While involuntary job loss could have significant negative consequences for subsequent health, poor health itself may also influence the risk of losing a job. In this study, the authors assessed whether poor health was a significant factor in leadin ...
May 1, 2009
As rates of job loss and job churning rise in the United States, this author examines the impact these labor market dynamics have on the health of American workers and concludes that these job patterns may increase the number of health conditions suffered.
December 1, 2007
This article investigated the relationship between involuntary job loss and health. The health outcomes of interest in the study were self-reported health and depressive symptoms.
March 1, 2012
My First Place, a program of First Place for Youth provides critical services to young adults ages 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system. Independent researchers conducted a formative evaluation from June 2010 through March 2012.
October 22, 2012
Human Capital Blog
Study finds perceived job insecurity is linked with significantly higher odds of fair or poor self-reported health.
February 1, 2013
Policies and practices that support young men of color in their teen years can help put them on the path to lead healthy and productive lives. Young men of color face more obstacles in education, employment, and health than their white peers.