Working Conditions, Lifestyles and Health
AbstractThe 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.
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- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
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- NEP-HAP-2012-11-24 (Economics of Happiness)
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