Precariousness, Conditions of Employment and Work
This line of research examines the linkages between employment conditions and relations, employment precariousness, and employment with health and health inequalities. Our work falls within the following four main broad themes:
- Conceptual and theoretical appraisals of employment precariousness
- Development of methods to measure precarious employment
- Comprehensive analyses of precarious employment and health in different national contexts.
- Integrated analyses between employment and working conditions, with health indicators, including biomedical outcomes.
Topics we have explored include: the generation of many reflections and reviews in the research field of precarious employment; the validation of a theory-based multidimensional scale to measure precarious employment (EPRES), as well as its adaptation and validation in several national contexts and using secondary datasets; studies on precarious employment and health (particularly mental health), both at the European-level and at the country-level (e.g. Spain and Catalonia, Chile, Sweden and Belgium); analyses on the complex linkages between precarious employment, material deprivation, psychosocial factors, and health outcomes, both self-reported and biomedical.