Work Stress and Health in a Globalized Economy

The Model of Effort-Reward Imbalance

  • Johannes Siegrist
  • Morten Wahrendorf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Effort-Reward Imbalance: Theory, Measurement and Research Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Diego Montano, Jian Li, Johannes Siegrist
      Pages 21-42
    3. Morten Wahrendorf, Tarani Chandola
      Pages 43-66
    4. Nico Dragano, Morten Wahrendorf
      Pages 67-85
  3. Work Stress and Health: Reviewing the Research Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Reiner Rugulies, Birgit Aust, Ida E. H. Madsen
      Pages 103-143
  4. The Context of Economic Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Akizumi Tsutsumi
      Pages 173-188
    3. Mikaela S. Owen, Tessa S. Bailey, Maureen F. Dollard
      Pages 189-217
    4. Viviola Gómez Ortiz, Arturo Juárez-García
      Pages 235-271
  5. Extensions Beyond Paid Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Johannes Siegrist, Morten Wahrendorf
      Pages 275-291
    3. Stefanie Sperlich, Siegfried Geyer
      Pages 293-311
  6. Interventions and Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Tores Theorell
      Pages 315-332
    3. Chantal Brisson, Mahee Gilbert-Ouimet, Caroline Duchaine, Xavier Trudel, Michel Vézina
      Pages 333-363
    4. Michael Marmot, Johannes Siegrist
      Pages 365-378

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, updated summary of research evidence on the effects of stressful working and employment conditions on workers’ health, as based on one of the worldwide leading theoretical models, effort-reward imbalance. It offers three innovative features that are appealing for research as well as for policy. 

Firstly, it presents and discusses comparable research findings from different continents, in particular from Japan, China, and Latin America. Secondly, it extends the conceptual framework of research on this topic by analysing associations of work stress with health in a life course perspective, and by linking these associations to the macro-level of national labour and social policies. Thirdly, the book helps to strengthen programs and policies that aim at promoting healthy work locally, nationally, and internationally, by providing solid facts on which such programs can be based.


Economic globalization Labour market policies Occupational health and safety Stress-related disorders Work stress and health Worksite health promotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Siegrist
    • 1
  • Morten Wahrendorf
    • 2
  1. 1.Life Science CentreUniversity of Düsseldorf Life Science CentreDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Medical SociologyUniversity of Düsseldorf Institute for Medical SociologyDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32935-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32937-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-0497
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-0470
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