Long-term ill health and work

Long-term ill health and the social embeddedness of work: a study in a post-industrial, multi-ethnic locality explores the work experiences of long-term sick people in East London, a post-industrial, multi-ethnic locality.

It demonstrates how the individual experiences of long-term sickness and work are embedded in social relations of class, generation, ethnicity and gender, which shape people’s formal and informal routes to work protection, work-seeking practices and responses to worklessness.