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Unemployment, employment precarity and inflammation

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dc.contributor.author Summer, Rachel C.
dc.contributor.author Bennett, Rachel
dc.contributor.author Creaven, Ann-Marie
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-27T09:08:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8265
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 14/10/2020
dc.description.abstract 2 Unemployment has been associated with poorer health, but few studies have examined the biological mechanisms that confer these health decrements. Further, no studies to date have examined differences across employment groups to consider whether employment (in whatever means) is preferential in terms of health. The present study utilised secondary data from Understanding Society: The Household Longitudinal Survey during the aftermath of the recent global recession. Two markers of peripheral inflammation: C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen were assessed across employment groups (unemployed; permanent, temporary, and self-employed), controlling for individual, socio-demographic and health variables to give greater context to our understanding of how employment status influences health. After controlling for relevant confounds, unemployment was associated with higher levels of fibrinogen but not CRP. Subsequent analyses of employment subgroup revealed the temporary employed have similar levels of fibrinogen to the unemployed, and may therefore be at a similar health disadvantage. The findings confirm that unemployment is associated with increases in one marker of peripheral inflammation, but that this health protection is not conferred to those in precarious employment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brain, Behavior, and Immunity;
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.10.013
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.10.013 en_US
dc.subject inflammation en_US
dc.subject chronic stress en_US
dc.subject employment en_US
dc.subject temporary employment en_US
dc.subject unemployment en_US
dc.title Unemployment, employment precarity and inflammation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.bbi.2019.10.013
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2020-10-14
dc.embargo.terms 2020-10-14 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US


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