Discuss about the Casualization and Insecurities in Workplace.
Health in society is influenced by classes. According to Bourdieu (1984), there is the prevalence of social power that is entangled by the style and aesthetics of the upper class. It is portrayed by the peoples’ mode of dressing, clothing, food they take, the cars they drive and also the holidays and music they can afford or they are entitled to. For instance, the low class have issues with the employment and job seeking. The paper will seek to present and discuss the analysis of the articles pertaining embodiment and habitus, class and wellness as well as poverty in specific social situations.
McGann’s (2012) article, is about the health effects of job insecurity. He shows how job insecurity is severe just like unemployment. To him, it has an impact to both the physical and mental health of an individual. In support of his main argument, he stresses on the need for reinforcing effective microeconomic policies that can be used in job insecurity cases. In support of the main claim, he also argues that, the case of employee’s health is not just a matter of their employers but also the public policies. He gives an explanation of the impacts of health and says that, the impact to the employee’s job can result to more than physical and mental health. The expectations are killed. There are higher risks if the job is not secure and also, there is poor performance.
McGann (2012, p.6) gives a statistical proof of his claims and affirms that the unemployment rate in from 200-2013 in OECD countries had risen from 6% to 7.9% which is a deviation by 1.7%. Though the figure may not look big, such an increase in unemployment is impactions because the states should create employment but not reduce the number of employment positions.
However, job risk has an impact to the individual’s social class. The low and medium income people are at a higher risk for deteriorating in health due to unemployment and job insecurity. However, those from a higher social class are more secure because many of them have a greater probability to have employment in a different firm.
The article by Safe Work Australia (2014), presents the statistics of key work health in Australia. The article provides safety statistics across gender and social class, workers compensation, muscular skeletal claims and also other injuries related with work health like Mesothelioma. He shows the endeavours of the Australian government to reduce the injury rates. He affirms success since from the year 2009 to 2012 where a 42% decrease was recorded Safe (Work Australia, 2014, p.6).
I also tend to concur with the notions presented in the articles pertaining job insecurity and health in the society. The health of the society is determined by the social issue in the society. Job insecurity is among the social issues that can cause the society to have a poor health. (Wacquant, 2009, p.21) comments on class and wellness. He addresses the case of a drunkard who may be exposed to poor health due to alcoholism The British documentary (2011) depicts the issue of poverty in Scotland and it can affect resident’s health on the condition of living in the varied class residential.
Key work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia 2012 https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1702/key_work_health_and_safety_statistics_australia_2012.pdf
McGann et. al. (2012: 101): Casualization and insecurities in workplace have health effects, as does unemployment.
Newton (2011: 86-7): caravan parks are places were people who belong to the new and growing “underclass” live, the “human scrap heap” according to one park manager (90).
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