Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87432
Authors: 
Ravesteijn, Bastian
van Kippersluis, Hans
van Doorslaer, Eddy
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-143/V
Abstract: 
While it seems evident that occupations affect health, effect estimates are scarce. We use a job characteristics matrix in order to characterize occupations by their physical and psychosocial burden in German panel data spanning 26 years. Employing a dynamic model to control for factors that simultaneously affect health and selection into occupation, we find that manual work and low job control both have a substantial negative effect on health that increases with age. The effects of late career exposure to high physical demands and low control at work are comparable to health deterioration due to aging by 16 and 23 months respectively.
Subjects: 
Labor
health
dynamic panel data
JEL: 
J24
I12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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