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Job insecurity, employability, and health: An analysis for Germany across generations

Steffen Otterbach () and Alfonso Sousa-Poza ()

No 88-2014, FZID Discussion Papers from University of Hohenheim, Center for Research on Innovation and Services (FZID)

Abstract: In this paper, we use 12 waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel to examine the relationship between job insecurity, employability and health-related well-being. Our results indicate that being unemployed has a strong negative effect on life satisfaction and health. They also, however, highlight the fact that this effect is most prominent among individuals over the age of 40. A second observation is that job insecurity is also associated with lower levels of life satisfaction and health, and this association is quite strong. This negative effect of job insecurity is, in many cases, exacerbated by poor employability.

Keywords: job insecurity; employment; employability; well-being; health; Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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