Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223960
Authors: 
Jolivet, Grégory
Postel-Vinay, Fabien
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13518
Abstract: 
We conduct a joint dynamic analysis of individual labor market and mental health outcomes. We allow for a two-way interaction between work and mental health. We model selection in and out of employment as well as between jobs on a labor market with search frictions, where we account for the level of exposure to stress in each job using data on occupational health contents. We estimate our model on British data from Understanding Society combined with information from O*NET. We produce structural estimates of health dynamics as a function of job characteristics and of the effects of health and of job stress content on labor market decisions. We use our model to quantify the effects of job loss or health shocks that can propagate over the life cycle through both health and work channels. We also estimate the (large) values workers attach to health, employment or non-stressful jobs. Lastly, we investigate the consequences of structural labor market changes by evaluating the impact on health, employment and inequality of changes in the distribution of job health contents.
Subjects: 
mental health
job search
life cycle
JEL: 
I12
I14
J62
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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