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The effects of unemployment on health of family members

Project description

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.

Host institution

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 477 556,25
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Sweden

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 477 556,25
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea

See on map

Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00