Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 569

Full Length Research Paper

Precarious employment and health outcomes in Sweden: A systematic review

Gloria Macassa
  • Gloria Macassa
  • Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Occupational Sciences, University of Gävle, SE 80176, Sweden. 2Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, SE-171 77, Sweden.
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  •  Received: 23 October 2015
  •  Accepted: 18 May 2016
  •  Published: 30 September 2016


This study aimed to review articles which investigated the relationship between precarious employment and health outcomes in the Swedish population at national and regional levels. Publications comparing health outcomes among permanent and precariously employed workers were accessed systematically. The results indicated that although scarce, available studies have found a relationship between precarious types of employment and health outcomes. Further research is needed to investigate health outcomes across different sub-groups of precarious employed persons to better identify which is more prone to experience worse health outcomes.

Key words: Precarious employment, Sweden, health outcomes.