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Stress and distress among the unemployed

hard times and vulnerable people

Clifford L. Broman og V. Lee Hamilton

New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001, 226 s. (Plenum studies in work and industry) ISBN 0-306-46329-6
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Employing both large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews, the authors document the mental health effects on workers caused by the closure of four General Motor plants. They paint a portrait of how the social context in which these workers lived played a critical role in their experiences of unemployment or of keeping their jobs when others around them lost theirs. More than simply a study of unemployment and mental health, this book is also a story of coping and resilience.