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dc.contributor.authorGreen, David R
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Douglas H L
dc.contributor.authorMcIlvenna, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T09:54:10Z
dc.date.available2019-02-18T09:54:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-15
dc.identifier.citationBrown, D.H., Green, D.R., and McIlvenna, K., (2018). 'Addressing Ill Health: Sickness and Retirement in the Victorian Post Office’. Social History of Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/shm/hky081.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0951-631X
dc.identifier.issn1477-4666
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/shm/hky081
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623502
dc.description.abstractThis article explores ill health and retirement in the Victorian Post Office. Compared to other branches of the Civil Service, ill health was of greater importance as a cause of retirement. Post Office doctors kept careful records of sickness absence, which rose over the period for all workers. These records were also used to determine if employees should be pensioned off on grounds of ill health. Employees in different sections of the Post Office experienced varying levels of sickness depending on their place of employment and the type of work undertaken. Feminisation of the workforce also affected the prevalence of sickness absences, especially in London. Place of work was an important influence on the pattern of sickness with urban areas having higher levels of sickness than rural districts, with distinct sets of conditions linked to each.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by King’s College London and Kingston University.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford Academic.en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/shm/advance-article/doi/10.1093/shm/hky081/5184537en_US
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social History of Medicineen
dc.subjectPost Officeen_US
dc.subjectill healthen_US
dc.subjectmedical serviceen_US
dc.subjectretirementen_US
dc.subjectservice sectoren_US
dc.titleAddressing ill health: Sickness and retirement in the Victorian post officeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalSocial History of Medicine.en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-09-06


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