Strategies of research on economic instability and health

Psychol Med. 1982 Aug;12(3):637-49. doi: 10.1017/s0033291700055744.


Recent research on unemployment and health has depended heavily on macro-social and ecological data analyses. In order to redress this imbalance, the report summarizes the methods and results of a prospective study of a permanent factory shutdown, thereby illustrating and dissecting some of the strengths and weaknesses of the micro-epidemiological level of analysis. This leads to a broader analysis of research strategy questions which consider macro and micro approaches and variations on the two.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology*
  • Research
  • Self Concept
  • Unemployment*