© 1999

Health and Work

Critical Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Norma Daykin
  • Lesley Doyal


  • Highly respected editors and group of contributors
    Fills a gap in the health inequalities literature which has so far neglected issues of work and health
    International and multidisciplinary approach adopted will broaden its appeal
    Breadth of coverage reflects uptotheminute developments within the field

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Graham Scambler, Annette Scambler
    Pages 71-85
  3. Rene Loewenson, Asa C. Laurell, Christer Hogstedt
    Pages 238-252
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


Occupational health issues have been identified as crucially important in the debate about socio-economic determinants of health and illness. Yet few texts have addressed issues of work and health in any depth, while interest in the field continues to grow. Health and Work explores current debates about inequalities in health, focusing on the consequences of new patterns of employment for health, stress and the quality of working life. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives in an international, global context, each chapter examines changing discourses of risk and health and identifies implications for policy and practice within the health care arena, as well as in relation to the management of the work environment.


employment health health care

About the authors

NORMA DAYKIN is Head of the School of Health Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol. Her research interests include health promotion and gender: she is currently working on a study of the impact of recent policy changes on the wellbeing of nurses working within the NHS.

LESLEY DOYAL is Professor of Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She has published widely in the areas of health policy and women's studies and is the author of What Makes Women Sick: Gender and the Political Economy of Health.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Health and Work
  • Book Subtitle Critical Perspectives
  • Editors Lesley Doyal
    Norma Daykin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-69190-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-69191-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27625-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Medical Sociology
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