A job is good, but a good job is healthier
Employment is an important determinant of quality of life. Indeed, it contributes both in terms of material and immaterial resources to people's health. It is well documented that having a job is usually beneficial for mental and physical health, whereas being unemployed can be seriously harmful for people's well-being. However, the beneficial effect of employment is not automatic. The quality of work may also play an important role.
The aim of this project is to understand what being precarious means in term of individual well-being and to investigate whether having a low-quality job can be compared to being unemployed when we look at mental and physical health.