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dc.contributor.authorCai, Lixinen_US
dc.contributor.authorMavromaras, Kostasen_US
dc.contributor.authorOguzoglu, Umuten_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:34:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:34:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080527163en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35202-
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the impact of health on working hours in recognition of the fact that leaving the labour market due to persistently low levels of health stock or due to new health shocks, is only one of the possibilities open to employees. We use the first six waves of the HILDA survey to estimate the joint effect of health status and health shocks on working hours using a dynamic random effects Tobit model of working hours to account for zero working hours. We follow Heckman (1981) and approximate the unknown initial conditions with a static equation that utilizes information from the first wave of the data. Predicted individual health stocks are used to ameliorate the possible effects of measurement error and endogeneity. We conclude that overall lower health status results in lower working hours and that health shocks lead to further reductions in working hours when they occur. Estimation results show that the model performs well in separating the time-persistent effect of health stock (health status) and the potentially more transient health shocks on working hours.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3496en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWorking hoursen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth shocksen_US
dc.subject.keywordTobit estimationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszeiten_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchocken_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleThe effects of health and health shocks on hours workeden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn568963024en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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