The relationship between employment and mental and physical health in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-20 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T14:40:32Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T14:40:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-20 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11417
dc.description.abstract This paper estimated the relationship between employment and depression, hypertension, diabetes and tuberculosis in South Africa between 2008 and 2014. South Africa has high levels of economic inactivity and unemployment as well as a high disease burden occasioned by depression, other non-communicable diseases and tuberculosis. Data came from the National Income Dynamics Study panel dataset. Using fixed effects, random effects and pooled ordinary least squares regressions, depression and diabetes were associated with a 4-6 percentage point decline in employment probability, while tuberculosis was associated with a 12-13 percentage point employment decline. The results suggested that the employment-health relationship possibly operated through illness being associated with increased economic inactivity, rather than through making the search efforts of the unemployed unsuccessful. Moreover, the employment-health relationship not only existed contemporaneously, but extended into the future (especially for the physical health indicators). en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HYPERTENSION en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT en
dc.subject TUBERCULOSIS en
dc.title The relationship between employment and mental and physical health in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 35(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10115 en
dc.PageNumber 145-162 en
dc.outputnumber 9045 en
dc.bibliographictitle Nwosu, C.O. (2017) The relationship between employment and mental and physical health in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 35(2):145-162. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11417 en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Nwosu, C.O. en


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