What is the factor that has a role in the mental and physical health of many individuals?
Another factor that has a role in the mental and physical health of many individuals is the need to migrate to find work. Having to move to a new country and start a new job puts a lot of stress on a person body and also living abroad allows for people to feel alone, which can often lead to anxiety and depression. Prolonged unemployment also has an overall negative effect on a person’s sense of self-worth, the damage that might remain in place even after the person is once again employed, according to a webpage on Washington and Lee University’s website. When people are unemployed, they more than likely will have difficulty paying their mortgage, which could result in foreclosure. Foreclosed homes, neglected properties, and vacant houses often
lower the property value of homes that remain occupied according to Rook, Dooley, and
Catalano. The stress of unemployment can lead to issues in the well-being of spouses and changes in family relationships and can risk the outcomes for the children. From research dating back to the great depression, it Is shown that men who had experienced substantial financial loss became more irritable, tense and explosive. This negative behavior severely affected the upbringing of children and passed moodiness, hypersensitivity, and feelings of inadequacy and lowered aspirations.
Overall, the effects that unemployment have on a persons physical and mental health are
subsequently more negative than positive. While there are some positive effects from unemployment, as in an individual having time to take care of their physical health and get on the right track, it’s more than often that the time off while unemployed has the opposite effect on people.