Study Funded by Russell Sage Foundation Shows Pay, Flexibility, Advancement All Matter for Workers' Health and Safety
The terms and conditions of your employment—including your pay, hours, schedule flexibility and job security—influence your overall health as well as your risk of being injured on the job, according to new research from the University of Washington.
"This research is part of a growing body of evidence that the work people do—and the way it is organized and paid for—is fundamental to producing not only wealth, but health," said senior author Noah Seixas, a UW professor of environmental and occupational health.
The study was published this month in the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. Technology and other forces are changing the nature of work, researchers said. The traditional model of ongoing, full-time employment with regular hours and job security is rapidly giving way to...