Professor Sara Connolly talks about the negative effects of unemployment on people who lose their jobs and on their families. She uses evidence from a systematic review carried out by the UEA-led Work and Learning programme of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Sara describes how unemployment is damaging for the wellbeing of all, but it does affect certain categories of people more than others (for example young people). She also highlights that people’s wellbeing does not bounce back easily from being made unemployed.