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Lifestyle risk factors, non-communicable diseases and labour force participation in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-01T11:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-01T11:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14955
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the indirect effects of lifestyle risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases on labour force participation in South Africa utilising data from the National Income Dynamics Study. Endogenous multivariate probit models with a recursive simultaneous structure were employed in the study as a method of analysis. Findings showed a negative effect of non-communicable diseases on labour force participation. When the analysis was disaggregated by gender, the results showed that the effect of stroke and heart diseases were only significant for men, while diabetes and hypertension were only significant for women. The results also emphasised the significant indirect impact of obesity, physical activity and alcohol consumption on labour force participation through non-communicable diseases, especially for men. The policy implications of this study are thus gender-specific. These results can be used to inform the South African National Department of Health to strengthen current health strategies with the aim of reducing lifestyle risk factors and thus promoting sustained labour force participation rates in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION en
dc.title Lifestyle risk factors, non-communicable diseases and labour force participation in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume October en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Use and Impact Assessment en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11029 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21817 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10130 en
dc.bibliographictitle Lawana, N., Booysen, F., Tsegaye, A., Kapingura, F.M. & Hongoro, C. (2019) Lifestyle risk factors, non-communicable diseases and labour force participation in South Africa. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. October:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Lawana, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Booysen, F. en
dc.contributor.author3 Tsegaye, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kapingura, F.M. en
dc.contributor.author5 Hongoro, C. en


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