Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170653
Authors: 
Cottini, Elena
Ghinetti, Paolo
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza (DISCE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 56
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the role of lifestyles (smoking, drinking and obesity) and working conditions (physical hazards, no support from colleagues, job worries and repetitive work) on health. Three alternative systems of simultaneous multivariate probit equations are estimated, one for each health measure: an indicator of self-assessed health, an indicator of physical health, an indicator of work-related mental health problems, using Danish data for 2000 and 2005. We find that while lifestyles are significant determinants of self-assessed health, they play a minor role for our indicators of physical health and mental health. The effect of lifestyles seems to be dominated by the effect of adverse working conditions, which significantly worsen health. This result is robust for all health dimensions considered.
Subjects: 
working conditions
lifestyle
health
JEL: 
I1
I12
C3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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