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Healthy Work

Stress, Productivity, and the Reconstruction Of Working Life

Robert Karasek, Tores Theorell


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Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. But what do we really know about job-related stress and illness? Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this path-breaking book by a distinguished industrial engineer and sociologist and a specialist in industrial medicine identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers' lack of participation in the design and outcome of their labors.

Basic Books, 9780465028979, 398pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 1992

About the Author

Robert Karasek is professor of work environment at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Töres Theorell, a physician, is also a professor at Sweden's National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.