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Handbook of Socioeconomic Determinants of Occupational Health

From Macro-level to Micro-level Evidence

Editors: Theorell, Töres (Ed.)

  • Covers link between effort-reward imbalance and work stress
  • Integrates key macro-, meso- and micro-level research
  • Features unique focus on socioeconomic determinants
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About this book

This anthology provides readers of scientific literature on socioeconomic factors and working conditions with the newest knowledge in this field. Since our world is subjected to constant change in accelerating speed, scientific reviews and updates are needed. Fortunately, research methodology in epidemiology, physiology, psychology and sociology is also developing rapidly and therefore the scientific community can provide politicians and policy makers with increasingly sophisticated and exact descriptions of societal factors in relation to work.

The anthology starts in the macro level sphere – with international perspectives and reviews related to working conditions in relation to political change (the fall of the Soviet Union) gender, age, precarious employment, national economy and retirement. Two chapters relate to national policies and activities in international organizations.

 The second part of the book relates to the meso level sphere – with reviews on social patterns in distributions of psychosocial and physical risks at work in general as well as reviews on noise, shift work, under/overemployment, occupational physical activity, job intensity (which may be a particularly important problem in low income countries), digitization in modern work, climate change, childhood determinants of occupational health in adult years and theoretical models currently used in occupational epidemiology - demand/control, effort/reward, organizational justice, psychosocial safety climate, conflicts, bullying/harassment. This part of the book ends with two chapters on interventions (one chapter on the use of cultural interventions and one on interventions and their evaluation in general) and two chapters on financial aspects of poor/good work environments and evaluations of interventions.

In the third part of the book the micro level is addressed. Here mechanisms translating working conditions into physiology are discussed. This starts in general theory relating basic theories regarding energy storage and release to psychosocial theory (extension of demand control theory). It also includes regeneration physiology, autonomic nervous system function, immunology and adverse behaviour.

Sections in the Textbook:

 Macro-level determinants of occupational health: Akizumi Tsutsumi,

 Meso-level determinants of occupational health: Morten Wahrendorf and Jian Li,

 Micro-level determinants of occupational health: Bradley J. Wright


About the authors

Töres Theorell is Emeritus Professor at Stockholm University. He presently serves as scientific consultant for the Institute for Stress Research at the university and is active at the department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Between 1967 and 1978, Theorell worked as a physician in internal medicine. From 1979 he has been a researcher in stress medicine and social medicine. Between 1995 and 2006 he was Director of the Swedish National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health and was also a professor at the Karolinska Institute. Since the mid-1980s he has published in the area of cultural participation and health. Theorell´s research covers diverse areas in health, from epidemiology to clinical observational studies and controlled interventions. Physiological stress mechanisms relating to cardiovascular disease has been one of Theorell´s most prominent areas of work. Theorell has been the first author or co-author of more than 400 original publications in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has also contributed chapters to numerous handbooks and textbooks in English. He has, for instance, contributed to the Handbook of Culture and Health (eds Clift, Camic, Wilson,  Oxford University Press, forthcoming). His most widely quoted publication was with Robert Karasek (Healthy Work, Basic Books, New York, 1990). 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Socioeconomic Determinants of Occupational Health
Book Subtitle
From Macro-level to Micro-level Evidence
Editors
  • Töres Theorell
Series Title
Handbook Series in Occupational Health Sciences
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31439-2
eReference ISBN
978-3-030-31438-5
Print ISBN
978-3-030-31437-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 690
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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