How job loss affects the family
Unemployment adversely affects the mental and physical health of an individual. But how does this experience affect the individual’s family? The EU-funded HEALFAM project examines the effects of unemployment on health within families. Specifically, the project investigates the impact of job loss on the health of partners, children and elderly parents of the unemployed. HEALFAM aims to open a new frontline of research on health and wellbeing from a life course perspective, using longitudinal data that provide information about multiple members of families across societies. Instead of viewing the unemployed as functioning in isolation, HEALFAM assesses the consequences of unemployment for family members, taking a multi-actor perspective and international comparative approach.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
901 87 Umea
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