LINKS TO OTHER DIMENSIONS OF PROGRESS
There are links between work, or a lack of work, and individual, family and community wellbeing. For example, studies generally suggest that unemployment is associated with crime, poorer health, and higher risks of financial hardship. These associations tend to be stronger for those unemployed for longer periods of time. Employment is also important to the wellbeing of the broader community. For example, the underutilisation of labour resources is a lost opportunity for producing goods and services, and unemployment is associated with lower levels of social cohesion. Communities living in areas of low socioeconomic status may experience lower levels of community wellbeing.
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