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Improving job strain might reduce inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality in european men


  • Witvliet, M.I.
  • Toch-Marquardt, M.
  • Eikemo, T.A.
  • Mackenbach, J.P.


Unfavorable psychosocial working conditions can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Lower-occupational groups typically experience unfavorable psychosocial working conditions as compared to higher-occupational groups. We investigate the extent to which CVD mortality inequalities might be reduced if psychosocial working conditions for manual workers are raised to the level experienced by non-manual workers (upward-leveling scenario). We also investigate what would occur if psychosocial working conditions among manual and non-manual workers are raised to better levels as observed in the ‘ideal’ region (best practice scenario).

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  • Witvliet, M.I. & Toch-Marquardt, M. & Eikemo, T.A. & Mackenbach, J.P., 2020. "Improving job strain might reduce inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality in european men," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 267(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:267:y:2020:i:c:s027795362030438x
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113219

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