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Working Conditions, Lifestyles and Health

Elena Cottini () and Paolo Ghinetti ()

Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate whether employee health is affected by the environment in which the individual works - in terms of both physical and psychosocial working conditions - and by his or her lifestyle. Health measures are computed from Danish data, and refer to both self assessed general health and two more objective health measures: mental health specific to work-related problems, and physical health. We find that both bad working conditions and bad lifestyles reduce health, especially in its self-assessed component. The impact of lifetsyle indicators have a more modest health impact on both physical and mental health.

Keywords: working conditions; lifestyle; health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C0 I1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40
Date: 2012-11-12
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