Informed work choices

Researchers at the The Australian National University in Canberra have concluded that having no job may be healthier than being stuck in a bad one. While this news may be initially unwelcome by people struggling to find work and meet financial commitments, it turns out to be important to understanding how employment decisions can affect our health and quality of life. The findings underscore the importance of informed choice in work-related decisions and call into question common ideas about finding work at all costs. The researchers conclude that work conditions with low control, insecurity, and poor pay are more likely to reduce well-being, compared with not working. Learn more about the study and its implications for you at Work Choices.

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