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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.
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.