Low status control, high effort at work and ischemic heart disease: prospective evidence from blue-collar men.

@article{Siegrist1990LowSC,
  title={Low status control, high effort at work and ischemic heart disease: prospective evidence from blue-collar men.},
  author={Johannes Siegrist and R. P{\'e}ter and Astrid Junge and Peter Cremer and Dietrich Seidel},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1127-34}
}
An inverse relation between socio-economic class and occurrence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in advanced societies is an often replicated finding from empirical studies. Yet, the processes which produce these effects remain an open question. One promising explanation concerns the prevalence of stressful working life, especially of distinct 'job strain' occupations. Based on these considerations, we develop a refined concept of work-related socio-emotional distress which considers a mismatch… CONTINUE READING

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