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Martin Hyde, Holendro Singh Chungkham, and Laishram Ladusingh

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327363

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.001.0001

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Introduction: Work, stress and health in India

Introduction: Work, stress and health in India

(p.1) One Introduction: Work, stress and health in India
Work and Health in India

Martin Hyde

Holendro Singh Chungkham

Laishram Ladusingh

Policy Press

This introductory chapter provides an overview of work, stress, and health in India. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The growth of the Indian economy has been matched by the steady increase in its labour force. However, globalisation and rapid industrial growth in India in the last few years has led to occupational health-related issues emerging. The major factors that contribute to the high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders in India include the increase in life expectancy, changes in lifestyles, stressful living and working conditions, and general lack of support systems that enable better coping mechanisms. Ultimately, work-related stress represents a major and costly health problem for individuals, companies, and nations.

Keywords:   work, stress, health, India, Indian economy, Indian labour force, globalisation, industrial growth, work-related stress, health problem

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