- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men and women who've ever dealt with unemployment may have a heightened risk of dying early, ...a Swedish study suggests.
Among more than 20,600 men and women in a long-running study of twins, those who at the outset said they had ever been unemployed were more likely than their consistently working peers to die over the next 10 to 24 years.
- ...a lack of work may have "an important impact on mental health." "Unemployment," they write, "may cause a deterioration of economic situation, downgrading of social status, broken social relations, changed risk behaviors, impaired psychological well-being, and depression, consequences that may develop into severe illness."
SOURCE: American Journal of Public Health, December 2004.