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Health effects on labour market exits and entries

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  • García-Gómez, Pilar
  • Jones, Andrew M.
  • Rice, Nigel

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This paper analyses the role of health on exits out of and entries into employment using data from the first twelve waves of the British Household Panel Survey (1991-2002). We use discrete-time duration models to estimate the effect of health on the hazard of becoming non-employed and on the hazard of becoming employed. The results show that general health, measured by a variable that captures health limitations and by a constructed latent health index, affects entries into and exits out of employment; the effects being higher for men than for women. The results are robust to different definitions of employment, and to the exclusion of older workers from the analysis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 62-76

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Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:17:y:2010:i:1:p:62-76

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Keywords: Health Health shocks Discrete-time hazard models Employment BHPS;

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