Social Disparities in Health and Health Care

Work and Mental Health in Social Context

Authors: Tausig, Mark, Fenwick, Rudy

  • combines nineteenth century writings on connection between work and well being with contemporary views on organizational sociology and institutional environments
  • develops a unified framework that extends sociological models of income inequality and “status” attainment to the explanation of non-economic, health-related outcomes of work
  •  uses the sociological theory and research on the economic outcomes of work (i.e., wages and benefits) to suggest a way to think about the non-economic outcomes of work (i.e., stress and well-being).
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The authors of Work and Mental Health in Social Context take a different approach to understanding the causes of job stress. Job stress is systematically created by the characteristics of the jobs themselves: by the workers’ occupation, the organizations in which they work, their placements in different labor markets, and by broader social, economic and institutional structures, processes and events. And disparities in job stress are systematically determined in much the same way as are other disparities in health, income, and mobility opportunities.

In taking this approach, the authors draw on the observations and insights from a diverse field of sociological and economic theories and research. These go back to the nineteenth century writings of Marx, Weber and Durkheim on the relationship between work and well-being. They also include the more contemporary work in organizational sociology, structural labor market research from sociology and economics, research on unemployment and economic cycles, and research on institutional environments. This has allowed the authors to develop a unified framework that extends sociological models of income inequality and “status” attainment (or allocation) to the explanation of non-economic, health-related outcomes of work.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Job Stress and Where It Comes from

    Tausig, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Job Structures, Job Stress, and Mental Health

    Tausig, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Organizational Determinants of Job Stressors

    Tausig, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 51-78

  • Occupational Determinants of Job Stress: Socioeconomic Status and Segmented Labor Markets

    Tausig, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 79-109

  • Macroeconomic Change, Unemployment, and Job Stress

    Tausig, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 111-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work and Mental Health in Social Context
Authors
Series Title
Social Disparities in Health and Health Care
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0625-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0625-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0624-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2973-9
Series ISSN
2468-6778
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 190
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics