Healthy Work

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Basic Books, Apr 26, 1990 - Business & Economics - 381 pages
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Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. But what do we really know about job-related stress and illness? Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this path-breaking book by a distinguished industrial engineer and sociologist and a specialist in industrial medicine identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers' lack of participation in the design and outcome of their labors.

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Healthy work: stress, productivity, and the reconstruction of working life

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Karasek and Theorell, American and Swedish academicians respectively, analyze in their important work how heart disease, diabetes, and other stress-related ailments are generated by the way in which ... Read full review

Contents

Health Productivity and Work Life
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The Psychosocial Work Environment
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Social Support at Work and
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