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Low-paying jobs may lead you towards chronic mental stress: Study

A Latest Study Led By A Group Of Researchers From The University Of Manchester In The UK Has Discovered That Working In Low-paying Or Highly Stressful Jobs May Lead You Towards Health Problems. Dissatisfaction In Your Professional Career Is Even Worse Than Being Unemployed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 13 Aug 2017, 08:02:59 AM
Low-paying jobs may lead you towards chronic mental stress: Study

New Delhi:

A latest study led by a group of researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK, has discovered that working in low-paying or highly stressful jobs may lead you towards health problems. Dissatisfaction in your professional career is even worse than being unemployed.

The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, was conducted on over 1,000 participants aged between 35 and 75 years. While some of them were unemployed during 2009 to 2010, rests got engaged in some low quality jobs.

The year long study came to an end after the team, including Tarani Chandola, professor at the University of Manchester, found that people connected with poor quality work are suffering from highest level of chronic stress while the adults with good quality job had the lowest levels of biomarkers.

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"Job quality cannot be disregarded from the employment success of the unemployed. Just as good work is good for health, we must also remember that poor quality work can be detrimental to health," Tarani was quoted while talking about the same.

While good quality works are helpful in improving the mental health, there were no differences in mental health scores between those who transitioned into poor quality work and those who remained unemployed, researchers added.

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First Published : 13 Aug 2017, 07:54:42 AM