Precarious employment: understanding an emerging social determinant of health.

  title={Precarious employment: understanding an emerging social determinant of health.},
  author={Joan Benach and Alejandra Vives and Marcelo Amable and Christophe Vanroelen and Gemma Tarafa and Carles J M Muntaner},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
Employment precariousness is a social determinant that affects the health of workers, families, and communities. Its recent popularity has been spearheaded by three main developments: the surge in "flexible employment" and its associated erosion of workers' employment and working conditions since the mid-1970s; the growing interest in social determinants of health, including employment conditions; and the availability of new data and information systems. This article identifies the historical… CONTINUE READING
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