Does poor health affect employment transitions?

Webber, Don J., Page, Dominic ORCID: 0000-0002-7770-5151, Veliziotis, Michail and Johnson, Steve (2015) Does poor health affect employment transitions? Project Report. The University of the West of England, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Bristol.

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This report explores the relationships between poor health and transitions between different types of employment. Poor health is associated with low levels of participation in paid employment and therefore increased risk of poverty. The work experiences of people with poor health have been the subject of limited quantitative research, despite the fact that negative labour market experiences may well be a strong predictor of poverty. This report: • Identifies that self-reported poor health is associated with a reduced propensity to be employed; • Finds those reporting problems with alcohol or drugs are the least likely to be in employment; • Pinpoints that employed people reporting poor physical or mental health are more likely to move from permanent to temporary work; • Ascertains that people reporting poor mental health have a significantly increased likelihood of moving from full-time to part-time work; • Recognises that qualifications can play a role in mitigating the negative impact of poor health on labour market transitions, but cannot overcome them altogether.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: First published 2015 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation ISBN: 9781909586734
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health; Employment
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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 > RA407 Health status indicators.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 14:53
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:51

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