Year: 1984 Source: New Society, v.67, no.1104, (January 1984), p.88-90 SIEC No: 19880112

The author has reviewed research into unemployment, to determine how it affects the individual & society. Among the research discussed is the work of Harvey Brenner, whose long-term economic study revealed clear associations between cycles of boom & slump & changes in the rate of general mortality, heart attacks, alcoholism, cirrhosis, suicide, murder & admission to mental hospitals. (NBB)