Does poor health increase the likelihood of flexible employment?

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Author: Flavel, Joanne


This paper examines the effect of health and health shocks on form of employment for the Australian working age population using 14 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (2001-2014). Dynamic multilevel multinomial modelling methods are used to account for initial condition, state dependence and unobserved heterogeneity. The results show that poor health, measured by a constructed health index, significantly increases the likelihood of part time and casual employment, with the effect being larger for men and for part time employment. The greater effect of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Statistics; Outcomes; Labour market

Keywords: Data analysis; Work life balance; Employment pattern; Wellbeing; Employment status; Labour mobility

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: National Institute of Labour Studies, 2016

Physical description: 30 p.

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Series: NILS working paper series; no. 224/2016

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.509

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