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VIRTUAL EVENT: Employment and mental health: towards a shorter standard working week

21 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this webinar, Daiga will introduce findings from research that examines the relationship between working less than a standard working week and workers’ mental health before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is free.

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Pierre Walthery

In the session, Daiga Kamerāde will examine whether it is quantity or quality of work that matters most for workers' mental health, and how reduced working hours and Corona Job Protection Scheme (furlough) affected workers’ mental health during the pandemic .

She will be exploring the Employment Dosage research project and other ongoing research.

Using data from Understanding Society Survey and European Working Conditions Survey, she will discuss the minimum number of working hours needed in order to gain mental well-being benefits from paid work. 

She will also discuss the number of working hours where the mental health benefits of work are at their highest. 


  • Dr. Daiga Kamerāde, Reader in Work and Wellbeing, The University of Salford

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In this weekly Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar series, speakers present research that falls under the broad umbrella of quantitative social science.


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