Department of Economics and Business Economics

Working Conditions, Lifestyles and Health

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  • Elena Cottini, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Paolo Ghinetti, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
The aim of this paper is to investigate whether employee health is affected by the environment in which the individual works - in terms of both physical and psychosocial working conditions - and by his or her lifestyle. Health measures are computed from Danish data, and refer to both self assessed general health and two more objective health measures: mental health specific to work-related problems, and physical health. We find that both bad working conditions and bad lifestyles reduce health, especially in its self-assessed component. The impact of lifetsyle indicators have a more modest health impact on both physical and mental health.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherInstitut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012
SeriesEconomics Working Papers
Number2012-28

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