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Effects of Health and Education on Labour Force Participation

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  • Patrick Laplagne
  • Maurice Glover
  • Anthony Shomos

    (Productivity Commission)

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    The Productivity Commission Staff Working Paper, ‘Effects of Health and Education on Labour Force Participation’ (by Patrick Laplagne, Maurice Glover and Anthony Shomos) was released in May 2007. The paper explores alternative methodologies to obtain estimates of the labour force participation effects of the health and education variables targeted by the National Reform Agenda. The views expressed in this paper are those of the staff involved and do not necessarily reflect those of the Productivity Commission.

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    Paper provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Staff Working Papers with number 0704.

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    Length: 105 pages.
    Date of creation: May 2007
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    Publication status: Published by the Productivity Commission, Australia.
    Handle: RePEc:ris:prodsw:0704

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    Keywords: Education; Employment; Health; Labour force; National Reform Agenda;

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