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The Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Alcohol Consumption, Risky Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-Related Burden of Disease and Injury

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Daniela V. Pachito, Frank Pega, Jelena Bakusic, Hannes Kröger ...

In: Environment International 146 (2021), 106205, 26 S.


The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are developing Joint Estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury (WHO/ILO Joint Estimates), with contributions from a large network of experts. Evidence from mechanistic data suggests that exposure to long working hours may increase alcohol consumption and cause alcohol use disorder. In this paper, we present a systematic review and meta-analysis of parameters for estimating the number of deaths and disability-adjusted life years from alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder that are attributable to exposure to long working hours, for the development of the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates...

Hannes Kröger

Head of the Junior Research Group SocPsych-MH in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Keywords: Global burden of disease, Occupational health, Long working hours, Alcohol consumption, Systematic review, Meta-analysis
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