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Disability and Job Mismatches in the Australian Labour Market

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  • Jones, Melanie K.

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    (Swansea University)

  • Mavromaras, Kostas G.

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    (NILS, Flinders University)

  • Sloane, Peter J.

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    (Swansea University)

  • Wei, Zhang

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    (NILS, Flinders University)

Abstract

We examine the relationship between disability, job mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction, using panel estimation on data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey (2001-2008). While we do not find any relationship between work-limiting disability and over-skilling, it appears that there is a positive relationship between work-limiting disability and over-education, which is consistent with disability onset leading to downward occupational movement, at least in relative terms. We find a negative correlation between work-limiting disability and both earnings and job satisfaction. However, there is only evidence of a causal relationship in terms of the latter, where the impact of disability is found to be multifaceted.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6152.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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Publication status: forthcoming in: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2014
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  1. Kostas Mavromaras & Cain Polidano, 2011. "Improving the Employment Rates of People with Disabilities through Vocational Education," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne wp2011n03, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
  2. Jones, Melanie K. & Mavromaras, Kostas G. & Sloane, Peter J. & Wei, Zhang, 2011. "Disability and Job Mismatches in the Australian Labour Market," IZA Discussion Papers 6152, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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