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Volume 52, Issue 2


Women, work and health / Ženske, delo in zdravje

Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela
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  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Published Online: 2013-02-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/sjph-2013-0015


Background: This paper discusses gender differences in working conditions and related psychological and health risks in Slovenia.

Methods: The analysis is based on the 5th European Working Conditions Survey and data from a special Module on working conditions and psychological and health risks in the working environment in Slovenia obtained in 2010.

Results: Gender differences exist in the reported work conditions and work satisfaction of the employed population, and the reported physical and mental health problems in Slovenia. Analysis of the correlation between health-related problems under different work conditions also show gender differences.

Conclusion: Women are more overburdened with paid and unpaid work, they report less autonomy at the workplace, are less satisfied with working conditions and they report more physical and mental problems that are associated with work.


Uvod: Članek obravnava razlike med spoloma v delovnih razmerah ter z njimi povezanimi psihološkimi in zdravstvenimi tveganji v Sloveniji.

Metode: Analiza temelji na 5. evropski raziskavi o delovnih razmerah in podatkih iz posebnega modula o psihičnih in zdravstvenih tveganjih na delovnem mestu v Sloveniji, pridobljenih v letu 2010.

Rezultati: Obstajajo razlike med spoloma v delovnih razmerah in zadovoljstvu zaposlenih z delovnimi razmerami ter v fizičnih in psihičnih zdravstvenih težavah, ki jih zaposleni imajo. Analiza povezanosti med z zdravjem povezanimi težavami in različnimi delovnimi razmerami kaže tudi na razlike med spoloma.

Zaključek: Ženske so bolj preobremenjene s plačanim in z neplačanim delom, poročajo o manjši avtonomiji na delovnem mestu, so manj zadovoljne z delovnimi pogoji in poročajo o večjem številu telesnih in duševnih težav, ki so povezane z delom.

Keywords : women; work; health; working conditions

Ključne besede: ženske; delo; zdravje; delovni pogoji

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Published Online: 2013-02-27

Published in Print: 2013-06-01

Citation Information: Slovenian Journal of Public Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, Pages 137–147, ISSN (Online) 1854-2476, ISSN (Print) 0351-0026, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/sjph-2013-0015.

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