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Workplace Disability Diversity and Job-Related Well-Being in Britain: A WERS2004 Based Analysis

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  • Haile, Getinet Astatike

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    (University of Nottingham)

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This paper attempts to establish empirically whether there is a link between workplace disability and employee job-related well-being. Using nationally representative linked employer-employee data for Britain, I employ alternative econometric techniques to account for unobserved workplace heterogeneity. I find that workplace disability diversity is associated with lower employee well-being among people with no reported disability. Tests conducted also indicate that workplace equality policies do not ameliorate this effect.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3993.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2009
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Keywords: disability diversity; job-related well-being; linked employer-employee data; Britain;

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