Temporary versus permanent employment: Does health matter?

Webber, Don J, Pacheco, Gail and Page, Dominic (2015) Temporary versus permanent employment: Does health matter? Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 18 (2). pp. 169-186.

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Abstract

Poor health may inhibit active participation in the labour market and restrict the types of employment available to an individual. This paper uses recent survey data from New Zealand and employs a bivariate probit approach (to address sample selection issues) for investigating the relationship between health status and employment type. We find that health issues (and in particular mental health) are negatively related to the likelihood of being employed; and entering full-time and / or permanent employment. The picture with respect to temporary work is a little more fuzzy, with mixed results, and only minimal evidence is found that poor health is positively related to being in temporary employment.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employment, Mental Health, Physical Health
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA790 Mental health. Mental illness prevention.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 15:01
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8361

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