Research and analysis

Is work good for your health and well-being? An independent review

This publication is from a previous government

It was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

An independent review of the evidence on the relationship between work, health and well-being.

Documents

Is work good for your health and well-being?

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Is work good for your health and well-being? (executive summary)

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Detail

Is work good for your health and well-being? This review looked for the answer to this question by collating and evaluating the scientific evidence on the health effects of work and worklessness.

The review focused on adults of working age and common health problems that account for two-thirds of sickness absence and long-term incapacity. It includes scientific evidence from a variety of disciplines, methodologies and literatures.