ICOH Working Group [Unemployment and Health]. Paris, FRA, 1998/09/25.
Unemployment is a serious problem in India.
Rural workers have no stable and durable employment.
Educated and women experience more unemployment which is a greater problem in urban than in rural areas.
An unemployed takes a long time to find work and secures it at an inadequate remuneration since job seekers far outnumber the available opportunities.
Unavailability of social security makes life more difficult for the unemployed.
Latest figures place the number of unemployed at 37.2 million.
However, the figure is disputed as no national survey to determine the extent of unemployment has been undertaken in India.
The health of unemployed has not been an issue.
A pilot study was undertaken to assess the effect of tuberculosis on employment in Delhi.
Tuberculosis appeared to be a significant cause of unemployment and loss of income specially among unskilled workers.
The health and labour ministries may formulate a strategy to promote research and focus on health protection of unemployed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chomage, Homme, Epidémiologie, Inde, Asie, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Poumon, Primoinfection, Revenu individuel, Prévalence, Statut social, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Unemployment, Human, Epidemiology, India, Asia, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Lung, Primary infection, Personal income, Prevalence, Social status, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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