Women, work and health / Ženske, delo in zdravje

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Background: This paper discusses gender differences in working conditions and related psychological and health risks in Slovenia.

Methods: The analysis is based on the 5th European Working Conditions Survey and data from a special Module on working conditions and psychological and health risks in the working environment in Slovenia obtained in 2010.

Results: Gender differences exist in the reported work conditions and work satisfaction of the employed population, and the reported physical and mental health problems in Slovenia. Analysis of the correlation between health-related problems under different work conditions also show gender differences.

Conclusion: Women are more overburdened with paid and unpaid work, they report less autonomy at the workplace, are less satisfied with working conditions and they report more physical and mental problems that are associated with work.

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