The impact of precarious employment on the health and wellbeing of UK immigrants: a systematic review

Muoka, Michael Obinna and Lhussier, Monique (2020) The impact of precarious employment on the health and wellbeing of UK immigrants: a systematic review. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 28 (3). pp. 337-360. ISSN 1759-8273

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Abstract

This article synthesises evidence on the experiences of immigrants in the United Kingdom who are engaged in precarious employment and explores the effects of precarious employment on their health and wellbeing. This study reveals that migrants in precarious employment often experience negative health outcomes including injury, anxiety and depression. Stress response theories and risk factors associated with occupational injury help explain how employment specific factors influence health. The study shows that immigrant-related factors like pre-migration experience and concerns around social exclusion mediate precarious employment’s effect on health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: flexible employment, health at work, migrant health, precarious employment, social determinants
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L100 Economics
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 13:43
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 11:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45186

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