Employment propensity: The roles of mental and physical health
AbstractThis paper presents an investigation into the impacts of mental and physical health on the propensity to be employed. Health status is parameterised using three physical and three mental health indicators. After controlling for various socioeconomic factors, the application of limited dependent variable regression techniques generates results which indicate that activity-limiting physical health and accomplishment-limiting mental health issues significantly affect the propensity to be employed. Further investigations reveal gender and ethnicity divides and that health is exogenous to employment status.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011-01.
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Mental health; Physical health; Employment status; Ethnicity; Gender;
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