The Unintended Consequences of Flexicurity

The Health Consequences of Flexible Employment

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Abstract

While atypical employment contracts offer flexibility in the labour market, these kinds of contracts are inherently insecure and may generate stress among affected workers. This study examines the impact of atypical forms of employment on workers’ health. Survival analysis shows that, other things equal, the longer percent of time spent inflexible employment contracts increases the odds of falling into ill health for a variety of health conditions. The results are robust to controlling for the endogeneity in the relationship.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen Business School
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Publication series

NameDiscussion Paper in Economics
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
No.10
Volume15
ISSN (Electronic)0143-4543

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Flexicurity
Health
Unintended consequences
Employment contracts
Labour market
Workers
Atypical employment
Ill-health
Health workers
Endogeneity
Survival analysis

Keywords

  • atypical employment
  • health
  • flexible contracts
  • flexicurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Bender, K. A., & Theodossiou, I. (2015). The Unintended Consequences of Flexicurity: The Health Consequences of Flexible Employment. (Discussion Paper in Economics; Vol. 15, No. 10). University of Aberdeen Business School.

The Unintended Consequences of Flexicurity : The Health Consequences of Flexible Employment. / Bender, Keith Allen; Theodossiou, Ioannis.

University of Aberdeen Business School, 2015. (Discussion Paper in Economics; Vol. 15, No. 10).

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Bender, KA & Theodossiou, I 2015 'The Unintended Consequences of Flexicurity: The Health Consequences of Flexible Employment' Discussion Paper in Economics, no. 10, vol. 15, University of Aberdeen Business School.
Bender KA, Theodossiou I. The Unintended Consequences of Flexicurity: The Health Consequences of Flexible Employment. University of Aberdeen Business School. 2015 Nov. (Discussion Paper in Economics; 10).
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