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The impact of health on labour force participation in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-21 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:29:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:29:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11234
dc.description.abstract This paper estimates the effect of self-assessed health (SAH) on labour force participation (LFP) in South Africa. This is motivated by a high disease burden and declining LFP in South Africa during the study period. Data is sourced from the four waves of the National Income Dynamics Study. The results indicate a positive and significant effect of self-reporting excellent, very good or good health on LFP (relative to fair or poor health). The effect is more pronounced for men relative to women. The result indicates that health policy can be a tool for significantly improving LFP in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject LABOUR FORCE en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.title The impact of health on labour force participation in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume September en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Economics en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9976 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8887 en
dc.bibliographictitle Nwosu, C.O. & Woolard, I. (2017) The impact of health on labour force participation in South Africa. <i>South African Journal of Economics</i>. September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Nwosu, C.O. en
dc.contributor.author2 Woolard, I. en


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