This paper discusses research on the psychological effects of work, unemployment and retirement. Changes in the nature and availability of work can impact significantly, and often negatively, on an individual's wellbeing.
The paper suggests strategies for optimising the benefits and minimising the harms of work changes. It also raises the issues of women and work, unpaid work, and the future of work.
Work and unemployment (196kb). To go straight to a specific section in the report, click on the quick index headings on the front page.