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Work independence intensification’s impact on mental health

Le Mans Université - LE MANS - 2021

Recent organizational and managerial innovations can lead to an intensification of work and more autonomy for workers. Using CT-RPS (working conditions and psychosocial risks) and Sumer data, we will examine the theoretically ambiguous effects of these changes on workers’ mental health. We will provide an overview of the links between intensification, autonomy and health and, using decomposition methods, link inequalities in exposure to HR practices to health inequalities. We will look at the effects of two possible sources of work intensification: the use of internal or external flexibility to cope with fluctuations in demand and automation. We will also consider autonomy associated with the place and time of work.