Employment status and health: understanding the health of the economically inactive population in Scotland

Although the association between health and unemployment has been well examined, less attention has been paid to the health of the economically inactive (EI) population. Scotland has one of the worst health records compared to any Western European country and the EI population account for 23% of the working age population.

The aim of this study is to investigate and compare the health outcomes and behaviours of the employed, unemployed and the EI populations (further subdivided into the permanently sick, looking after home and family [LAHF] and others) in Scotland.

Author: 
Judith Brown
Author: 
Evangelia Demou
Author: 
Madeleine A Tristram et al
Publisher: 
BioMed Central
Published: 
2012
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