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Health inequality and careers

Robertson, Peter J.



Structural explanations of career choice and development are well established. Socioeconomic inequality represents a powerful factor shaping career trajectories and economic outcomes achieved by individuals. However, a robust and growing body of evidence demonstrates a strong link between socioeconomic inequality and health outcomes. Work is a key factor explaining differences in income and lifestyle. It seems unavoidable that inequality in careers has profound consequences for health and well-being, but this relationship is largely ignored by career scholars. Some implications of health inequality for career guidance interventions are suggested.


Robertson, P. J. (2014). Health inequality and careers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 42(3), 338-351.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2014
Online Publication Date Apr 7, 2014
Publication Date May 27, 2014
Deposit Date Sep 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 12, 2016
Journal British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Print ISSN 0306-9885
Electronic ISSN 1469-3534
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Issue 3
Pages 338-351
Keywords Applied Psychology
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Contract Date Sep 12, 2016


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