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Temporary Versus Permanent Employment: Does Health Matter?

Gail Pacheco (), Don Webber () and Dominic Page
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Dominic Page: University of West of England, Bristol

Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), 2015, vol. 18, issue 2, 169-186

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.

Keywords: Employment; Mental health; Physical health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 J24 J29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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