Job security, or confidence in the continued existence of a job or hours of work, has a significant impact on health
Job security, or confidence in the continued existence of a job or hours of work, is considered another stressor with a significant impact on health. Broader definitions include concerns about the loss of particular job functions and individuals’ capacity to resist changes. The psychological challenges posed by uncertainty have been categorised as unpredictability (lack of clarity on how to respond) and uncontrollability (powerlessness towards the threat), the latter of which is considered a key part of the transmission mechanism.
The charts in this section explore the relationship between job security and health, as well as trends and inequalities in job security.