a1 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., USA.
Recent research on unemployment and health has depended heavily on macro-social and ecological data analyses. In order to redress this imbalance, the report summarizes the methods and results of a prospective study of a permanent factory shutdown, thereby illustrating and dissecting some of the strengths and weaknesses of the micro-epidemiological level of analysis. This leads to a broader analysis of research strategy questions which consider macro and micro approaches and variations on the two.
c1 Address for correspondence: Professor S. V. Kasl, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, 60 College Street, PO Box 3333, New Haven, Conn. 06510, USA.
1 This is a revised version of a paper presented at the Symposium on Influence of Economic Instability on Health, 9–11 September 1981, in Munich, west Germany.