child in victory position, doc smilingChildren with chronic conditions such as diabetes or complex diagnoses were hospitalized more frequently during economic recessions. (Photos: Shutterstock)

High unemployment has been shown to take a toll on the health of adults who lose their jobs for extended periods of time.

But what about the children of unemployed households? Which childhood health conditions are more likely to be exacerbated by a parental job loss to the point where hospitalization occurs?

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