Effect of Arthritis on Employment Varies Among Socioeconomic Groups

PainRelief.com Interview with:
Adam Martin PhD

Academic Unit of Health Economics and
Edward Webb, PhD Economist
University of Leeds, UK

PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?

Response: We wanted to find out how arthritis affects people’s employment. We expected that some people with arthritis might experience poorer work outcomes than those without the condition, such as by losing their job or having a slower career progression.  This study set out to find out how large the differences in work outcomes were for people living with arthritis, and if particular age groups or genders doing specific jobs were especially at risk.