As yet, the relationship between unemployment and physical health has not sufficiently been clarified.
With a longitudinal approach a representative Dutch panel study and a study on a health center population were carried out.
They involved work-incapacitated and unemployed men between 21 and 65 years of age.
Men incapacitated for work were in poorer health than matched working men; the same was true in a three-year follow-up.
Unemployed and working men were shown to be equally healthy.
The physical health of the incapacitated men decreased with time but that of the unemployed men did not.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Chomage, Etude transversale, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incapacité travail, Etude longitudinale, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Unemployment, Cross sectional study, Human, Epidemiology, Work disability, Follow up study, Netherlands, Europe
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Cote : 93-0512183
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.