This blog by OECD Economist Anne Saint-Martin, focuses on the “Well-being in the workplace: Measuring job quality” chapter of How's Life? 2013
Workers in high-strain jobs, who don’t receive adequate support to cope with difficult work demands, are more likely to suffer from job burnout, to develop musculoskeletal disorders, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The list is long, and worrying. A recent study published by Harvard researchers suggests that women in demanding and stressful jobs have a 38% increased risk of heart disease. Compared with those in low-strain jobs, their heart attack rates are also 67% higher.