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World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2015 El presente informe revela que las perspectivas laborales en el mundo empeorarán durante los próximos cinco años. En 2014 más de 201 millones de personas estaban desempleadas, 31 millones más que antes de que irrumpiese la crisis global. Se prevé asimismo que el desempleo mundial aumente en 3 millones de personas en 2015 y en 8 millones durante los siguientes cuatro años. La brecha mundial de empleo, que mide el número de puestos de trabajo perdidos desde elinicio de la crisis, se sitúa, hoy, en 61 millones de personas. Si se incluye a las personas que se incorporarán al mercado de trabajo durante los próximos cinco años, para colmar la brecha en el empleo que ha generado la crisis será preciso crear 280 millones de empleos nuevos para 2019.Los jóvenes, en particular las mujeres jóvenes, siguen viéndose afectadas por el desempleo de manera desproporcionada. En 2014, cerca de 74 millones de personas (de entre 15 y 24 años) buscaban trabajo. La tasa de desempleo de los jóvenes casi triplica la de los adultos. El aumento del desempleo de los jóvenes es común a todas las regiones y prevalece a pesar de la mejora del nivel de educación, lo que fomenta el malestar social.

Categoría:Clase Social
TipoComunicaciones/Informes/Artículos (individual)
Publicado en ODS2015-02-03

The impact of the Great Recession on mental health and its inequalities: the case of a Southern European region, 1997-2013

The impact of the Great Recession on mental health and its inequalities: the case of a Southern European region, 1997-2013 Background: Numerous studies have shown that macroeconomic changes have a great influence on health, prompting different concerns in recent literature about the effects of the current recession. The objetive of the study was to assess the changes in the mental health of the working-age population in the Basque Country (Spain) and its social inequalities following the onset of the 2008 recession, with special focus on the role of unemployment. Methods: Repeated cross-sectional study on the population aged 16-64, using four Basque Health Surveys (1997-2013). Age-adjusted prevalences of poor mental health and incremental prevalence ratios (working status and social class adjusted) between years were calculated. Absolute/relative measures of social inequalities were also calculated. Results: From 2008, there was a clear deterioration in the mental health, especially among men. Neither changes in employment status nor social class accounted for these changes. In men, the deterioration affected all working status categories, except the retired but significant changes occurred only among the employed. In women, poor mental health significantly increased among the unemployed. Students were also especially affected. Relative inequalities increased only in men. Conclusions: The Great Recession is being accompanied by adverse effects on mental health, which cannot be fully explained by the increase of unemployment. Public health professionals should closely monitor the medium and lon ...

Categoría:Crisis Económica
TipoComunicaciones/Informes/Artículos (individual)
Publicado en ODS2016-02-05

Impact of unemployment variations on suicide mortality in Western European countries (2000-2010)

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Impact of unemployment variations on suicide mortality in Western European countries (2000-2010) BACKGROUND:A scientific debate is currently taking place on whether the 2008 economic crisis caused an increase in suicide rates. Our main objective was to assess the impact of unemployment rate on suicide rate in Western European countries between 2000 and 2010. We then tried to estimate the excess number of suicides attributable to the increase of unemployment during the 2008-2010 economic crisis.METHODS:The yearly suicide rates were modelled using a quasi-Poisson model, controlling for sex, age, country and a linear time trend. For each country, the unemployment-suicide association was assessed, and the excess number of suicides attributable to the increase of unemployment was estimated. Sensitivity analyses were performed, notably in order to evaluate whether the unemployment-suicide association found was biased by a confounding context effect ('crisis effect').RESULTS:A significant 0.3% overall increase in suicide rate for a 10% increase in unemployment rate (95% CI 0.1% to 0.5%) was highlighted. This association was significant in three countries: 0.7% (95% CI 0.0% to 1.4%) in the Netherlands, 1.0% (95% CI 0.2% to 1.8%) in the UK and 1.9% (95% CI 0.8% to 2.9%) in France, with a significant excess number of suicides attributable to unemployment variations between 2008 and 2010 (respectively 57, 456 and 564). The association was modified inconsistently when adding a 'crisis effect' into the model.CONCLUSIONS:Unemployment and suicide rates are globally statistically associ ...

Categoría:Crisis Económica
TipoComunicaciones/Informes/Artículos (individual)
Publicado en ODS2014-09-01

Employment and social developments in Europe 2013

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This year’s report offers an in-depth and wide-ranging review of key labour market and social challenges facing the EU as it slowly emerges from recession. Where will Europe’s new jobs come from in an increasingly competitive global economy? Will active inclusion policies support help address rising levels of poverty among those of working age? Will the improvement in the position of women on the labour market during the crisis be sustained or slip away with the recovery? Is the divisive issue of undeclared work being effectively addressed? Will all Member States progress equally, or do the weakest risk falling further behind? Have national social security systems been effective and efficient in maintaining incomes during the recession and in addressing their longer-term goals? Do we need to adapt the ways we measure economic and social progress in order to take proper account of inequalities?

TipoComunicaciones/Informes/Artículos (individual)
Publicado en ODS2014-03-26

Employment and social developments in Europe 2013

ec.europa.eu/social/home.jsp?langId=en

This year’s report offers an in-depth and wide-ranging review of key labour market and social challenges facing the EU as it slowly emerges from recession. Where will Europe’s new jobs come from in an increasingly competitive global economy? Will active inclusion policies support help address rising levels of poverty among those of working age? Will the improvement in the position of women on the labour market during the crisis be sustained or slip away with the recovery? Is the divisive issue of undeclared work being effectively addressed? Will all Member States progress equally, or do the weakest risk falling further behind? Have national social security systems been effective and efficient in maintaining incomes during the recession and in addressing their longer-term goals? Do we need to adapt the ways we measure economic and social progress in order to take proper account of inequalities?

TipoComunicaciones/Informes/Artículos (individual)
Publicado en ODS2014-03-26

Crisis, suicide and labour productivity losses in Spain

Crisis, suicide and labour productivity losses in Spain Objectives: Suicide became the first cause of death between the ages of 15 and 44 in Spain in the year 2013. Moreover, the suicide rate in Spain went up by more than 9 % with respect to the previous year. This increase could be related to the serious economic recession that Spain has been experiencing in recent years. In this sense, there is a lack of evidence to help assess to what extent these suicides have a social cost in terms of losses in human capital. Firstly, this article examines the relationship between the variables related to the economic cycle and the suicide rates in the 17 Spanish regions. Secondly, an estimate is made of the losses in labour productivity owing to these suicides.Methodology: In this article, panel data models are used to consider different variables related to the economic cycle. Demographic variables and the suicide rates for regions across Spain from 2002 to 2013 also come into play. The present and future production costs owing to premature death from suicide are calculated using a human capital model. These costs are valued from the gross salary that an individual no longer receives in the future at the very moment he or she leaves the labour market.Results: The results provide a strong indication that a decrease in economic growth and an increase in unemployment negatively affect suicide rates. Due to suicide, 38,038 potential years of working life were lost in 2013. This has an estimated cost of over 565 million euros.Conclusions:The eco ...

Categoría:Crisis Económica
TipoComunicaciones/Informes/Artículos (individual)
Publicado en ODS2016-03-02