Improvements in quality of work, particularly for people in lower occupational groups, contribute to a significantly healthier and more productive Europe
Work is of central importance to most Europeans’ lives. It provides income, skills, recognition and social status. Good quality work and employment contributes to workers’ health and well-being, whereas poor working conditions increase their burden of disease by exposing them to material (physical, chemical, biological) and psychosocial - stress-inducing - adversities.
The University of Dusseldorf led several reviews in DRIVERS to update knowledge on links between fair employment, social inequalities and unequal health, the effects of mediation and moderation in prospective studies, the effects of organisational-level interventions on health and health inequalities, and chemical and biological work-related risks across occupations.
- Siegrist J, Montano D & Hoven H (2014). DRIVERS final scientific report: Working conditions and health inequalities, evidence and policy implications.
- DRIVERS policy brief: Improvements in quality of work, particularly for people in lower occupational groups, would contribute to a significantly healthier and more productive Europe.
The full list of scientific papers, public reports and policy briefs is available from the Publications page.