Health Effects of Involuntary Job Loss Among Older Workers: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study

TitleHealth Effects of Involuntary Job Loss Among Older Workers: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGallo, W, Bradley, EH, Siegel, MJ, Kasl, SV
JournalThe Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences
Volume55B
Issue3
PaginationS131-140
Call Numberpubs_2000_Gallo_etal.pdf
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This study estimates the health consequences of involuntary job loss among older workers in the United States. Results suggest that involuntary job loss is significantly associated with both physical functioning and poorer mental health among this population. Among the displaced workers in the sample, re-employment was positively associated with follow-up physical functioning and mental health. Evidence is provided for a causal relationship between job loss and morbidity among older workers and is reflected in both the poorer physical functioning and mental health status of workers who experienced involuntary job loss. These health consequences should be considered in conjunction with the economic consequences of job loss for older workers.

URLhttp://psychsoc.gerontologyjournals.org/
Endnote Keywords

Labor Force/Personnel Downsizing/Health Status/Economic Status

Endnote ID

8356

Citation Key6705