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Contractual conditions, working conditions and their impact on health and well-being

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Publication date

2011

Abstract

Given changes in the labour market in past decades, it is of interest to evaluate whether and how contractual and working conditions affect health and psychological well-being in society today. We consider the effects of contractual and working conditions on self-assessed health and psychological well-being using twelve waves (1991/1992-2002/2003) of the British Household Panel Survey. For self-assessed health, the dependent variable is categorical, and we estimate non-linear dynamic panel ordered probit models, while for psychological well-being, we estimate a dynamic linear specification. The results show that both contractual and working conditions have an influence on health and psychological well-being and that the impact is different for men and women.

Published in

European Journal of Health Economics

Volume and page numbers

12 , 429 -444

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10198-010-0256-0

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market, Well Being, and Health

Notes

Online in A/S except current year + 2; not held in Res Lib - bibliographic reference only

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