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Unemployed More Likely to Suffer From Health Problems

GEDA study which is Current Health in Germany was conducted by the Robert Koch Institute in 2008-2009. It compares the health of an employed person to that of an unemployed one.It was observed in the study that men and women without jobs are more likely to suffer frequently and for a longer period of time from mental as well as physical complaints.

The study is discussed at length by Lars E. Kroll and another coauthor in the Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International. Unemployed people in the age group 30-59 tend to complain more about emotional, physical and functional disorders like insomnia, substance abuse and anxiety disorders. Therefore, they make use of the health care system more than the employed people.The possible reasons for this might be loss income, social contact and social reputation.

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