Problems of Measuring the Impact of Economic Change on Health

  • A. M. D. Porter
  • S. Platt
  • M. Colledge
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)


The purpose of this chapter is to discuss some of the outstanding methodological and conceptual problems in the field of unemployment and health research. Although we do not intend to provide another detailed review of the literature (see, for example, Jahoda and Rush 1980; Brenner and Mooney 1983; Warr 1984a; Platt 1984; Cook 1985; Smith 1985), we begin with a brief discussion of the potential problems associated with different research approaches.


Stressful Life Event Economic Change Economic Instability Aggregate Study Ischaemic Heart Disease Mortality 
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  • A. M. D. Porter
  • S. Platt
  • M. Colledge

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