Not all work is protective of health. Some analysis shows that poor quality employment is as bad for health as unemployment
While unemployment is associated with worse health outcomes, not all work is necessarily protective of health. Indeed, some analysis shows that poor quality employment is as bad for health as unemployment. The nature of jobs varies massively: in terms of pay, but also the hazards faced, the level of security, control and autonomy over the job and the support offered to the worker.
The charts in this section explore the relationship between job quality and health, as well as trends and inequalities in job quality.