Employment Quality and Health Behaviors in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Study at a Glance

This study is investigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment quality, stress, and health. We combine survey-based measures of work quality and health behavior with blood pressure data to provide real-time insights on the changing quality of work during the pandemic recovery and the ways in which these changes contribute to rates of chronic disease in the U.S.

Study Aims

Our study’s specific aims are as follows:

  1. Measure changes in work quality among a target sample of N=1000 employed adults in the U.S. during the early stages of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Determine the extent to which precarious work is associated with health behaviors and cardiovascular disease risk.

Our findings will inform policymakers of potential changes in work quality in the early stages of the economic recovery from COVID-19, and create insights for those who wish to mitigate the impacts of these changes on health and economic well-being.

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Research Team

Funded by the University of Washington Population Health Initiative