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Job insecurity and its effect on health
  1. Mel Bartley
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor M Bartley
 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1–19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK;

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Findings suggest that reductions in job insecurity should be a point of intervention for government policies aimed at improving population health and reducing health inequalities.

Job insecurity and its effect on health is now an important topic within social epidemiology.1–5 Some time time ago, a few papers began to appear in Australia,6,7 and the UK8 suggesting that poor job quality might affect mental health almost as much as job loss. This possibility was pursued in path breaking work using the UK Whitehall II study of health in London based …

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