A critical review of the effect of factory closures on health.

  title={A critical review of the effect of factory closures on health.},
  author={Joan K Morris and Derek G. Cook},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={48 1},
The dramatic rise in unemployment in the 1970s and 1980s has led to an increase in research into the possible effects of unemployment on health. Studies of the effects of job loss are difficult to interpret because of the difficulty in ruling out selection effects--for example, the least fit may be more likely to be made redundant. The study of factory closures is appealing since all employees are made redundant and all the studies of factory closure recorded in the Index Medicus since 1980 are… CONTINUE READING

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