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|Title:||links between labour-market experiences and health|
|Authors:||Lavis, John N.|
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
|Keywords:||Employment;Health Status;Unemployment;Stress, Psychological;complications|
|Series/Report no.:||CHEPA working paper series no. 98-04|
|Abstract:||Policy challenges that involve the nature and distribution of labor-market experiences and research agendas related to the health consequences of these experiences have not evolved in tandem. Moreover, new policy challenges have not stimulated new research agendas. I developed a research framework with which to conceptualize and plan research on the health consequences of labor-market experiences. The first half of the framework comprises a typology of labor-market experiences: twelve experiences related to the availability of work (discouraged worker, unemployed, underemployed, fully employed, fear of unemployment, and overemployed/overworked, each considered across a two-category time dimension) and fourteen experiences related to the nature of work (grouped by job characteristics, job position within the firm, and organizational characteristics of the firm, each considered at a point in time or as a change over time). The second half of the framework comprises the range of possible health and economic consequences of these experiences. Using the framework I identified the most serious gaps in the research literature: limited attention to interactions between experiences related to the availability of work and those related to the nature of work and to interactions between labor-market experiences and the context for these experiences; limited or no attention to some increasingly prevalent experiences like involuntary part-time exployment or self-employment; and no simultaneous measurement of health and economic outcomes. A more relevant and focused research agenda in this area could help to improve employers' and governments' ability to articulate the trade-offs that are otherwise implict in their policies with multiple consequences|
|Description:||John N. Lavis.|
Bibliography: p. 23-25.
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|Appears in Collections:||CHEPA Working Paper Series|
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