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Title McJobs : Stress related symptoms among men and women in the high-touch sector
Author(s) Håkansson, Peter ; Lindkvist Scholten, Christina
Date 2014
Editor(s) Isidorsson, Tommy
English abstract
This paper investigates differences in stress related symptoms among men and women in the high-touch sector. The new high-touch sector has been defined as low skilled, generic, and customer oriented jobs in, for example, restaurants, hotels and trade. In the high-touch sector influence over work is eroded by uncertainty and insecure employment conditions. There is reason to believe that people with insecure conditions might be more vulnerable for stress related symptoms. Also, the young, and specifically young women, are overrepresented in this sector. We know from earlier research that women more often report stress related symptoms than men. This study confirms these results. In this study the probability for women is 50% higher to be hit by stress related symptoms than for men. Also education shows a significant result. The highly educated has 50 percent lower probability than the low educated to be hit by stress related symptoms. However, high-touch occupations show no significant difference from other occupations when it comes to stress.
Link http://hdl.handle.net/2077/35379 (external link to publication)
Host/Issue Book of Abstracts and Programme;
ISBN 978-91-981195-5-8
Pages 105
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) stress
health
high-touch jobs
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18211 (link to this page)
Link http://nwlc2014.com/ (external link to related web page)

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