The aim of this investigation of people on long-term sick leave (>90 days) in Stockholm was to study the unemployed through comparison with the employed.
Data was obtained mainly from the social insurance offices'registers.
One fifth of the long-term sick were unemployed by the time they reported sick.
Unemployment was higher among men than women and generally higher among younger people (16 to 39 years).
Mental diagnoses were more common among the unemployed, especially among younger men.
The unemployed had to wait longer for rehabilitation and the likelihood that a period of sick leave would result in a temporary disability pension was about 3 times greater for the unemployed than for those with jobs.
The hypothesis that unemployed sicklisted people are being disregarded in vocational rehabilitation is supported by the present results.
It is likely that unemployed sicklisted people will in the future constitute a significant proportion of an increasing number of disability pensioners.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chomage, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Effet biologique, Etat sanitaire, Critère âge, Sexe, Etude socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Unemployment, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Biological effect, Health status, Age criterion, Sex, Socioeconomic study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0038848
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 21/05/1997.