Ongoing since 1985

Project Director: Nancy L. Marshall


Working Conditions and Health is a group of inter-related research projects with a common interest in understanding the relation of working conditions to the physical and mental health of workers. The projects include:

Work Organization on Women’s Postpartum Health

Employment, Work Conditions and Health Among Older Workers

Previous projects in this area have resulted in the following publications:

Marshall, N. L. (2013). Employment and women's health. In M.V. Spiers, P.A. Geller & J.D. Kloss (Eds.), Women's health psychology (46-63). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Rosanna Hertz and Nancy L. Marshall (Eds.). (2001). Working Families: The Transformation of the American Home. University of California Press.

Marshall, N. L. (2001). Health and Illness issues facing an aging workforce in the new millennium. Sociological Spectrum, 21 (3), 431-439.

Nancy L. Marshall. (1997). Combining Work and Family. In S. Gallant, G.P. Keita, & R. Royak-Schaler ( Eds.). Health Care for Women: Psychosocial, Social and Behavioral Influences (pp. 163-174). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Marshall, N. L., R. C. Barnett & Sayer, A.. (1997). The changing workforce, job stress and psychological distress. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2, 99-107.

Nancy L. Marshall. (1994). Having It All: Managing Jobs and Children. In M.R. Michelson (Ed.). Women and Work: In Their Own Words, 2nd Edition (pp. 92-95). Troutdale, OR: New Sage Press.

Nancy L. Marshall & Rosalind C. Barnett. (1994). Family-Friendly Workplaces, Work-Family Interface, and Worker Health. In G.P. Keita & J.L. Hurrell, Jr. (Eds.). Job Stress in a Changing Workforce (pp. 253-264). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Nancy L. Marshall & Rosalind C. Barnett. (1993). Work-Family Strains and Gains Among Two-Earner Couples. Journal of Community Psychology, 21(1), 64-78.

Marshall, N. L. & Barnett, R.C. (1993). Variations in job strain across nursing and social work specialties. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 3, 261-271.

Nancy L. Marshall & Rosalind C. Barnett. (1991). Race and Class and Multiple Role Strains and Gains Among Women Employed in the Service Sector. Women & Health, 17(4), 1-19.