ABSTRACT. This article reviews and advances existing literature concerning the detrimental health and well-being consequences of employment precariousness. Using data from Eurostat, EWCS, Statista, and The Globe and Mail, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding EU healthcare expenditure relative to population size (per inhabitant), the impact of (non-)precarious work on people’s mental health, and working conditions of temporary work in Europe. The empirical analysis given in this article shows that because requirements between stable and part-time employees may be dissimilar, individuals on fixed-term contracts may not undergo more decreased life contentment than persons in permanent work.

Keywords: employment precariousness; health; well-being; temporary work

How to cite: Hawkley, Duncan (2018). “The Detrimental Health and Well-Being Consequences of Employment Precariousness: The Role of Working Conditions in Amplifying Health Disparities,” American Journal of Medical Research 5(2): 70–75.

Received 2 May 2018 • Received in revised form 1 July 2018
Accepted 5 July 2018 • Available online 12 August 2018


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