RE: [OPE] Working Overtime Is Linked to Depression, Anxiety

From: Paul Cockshott (
Date: Fri Jun 20 2008 - 11:22:31 EDT

The home office here use unemployment levels as their main predictor for
the expected level of robberies.



[] On Behalf Of GERALD LEVY
Sent: 20 June 2008 15:49
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Subject: RE: [OPE] Working Overtime Is Linked to Depression, Anxiety


	> However, dialectically considered, could the causal arrow not
be reversed also? 



	Hi Jurriaan:


	There have been a series of related studies which show that
stress and injuries

	increase rapidly with overtime. These studies confirm that it is
overtime which

	is the cause rather than the efffect.  This particular study
should not be very

	surprising since it has long been known that physical and mental
stress are



	Other studies have shown that there is a cause-and-effect
observable empirical 

	relation between unemployment and other social phenomena such
that when 

	unemployment (cause) goes up so do deaths from liver cirrhosis,
deaths from 

	fatal heart attacks and strokes, deaths from suicide, increased
admissions to 

	mental hospitals, increased admissions to state prisons,
increased spousal

	abuse, increased child abuse, increased substance abuse,
increased divorce

	rates, etc. 


	In solidarity, Jerry


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