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Mark Wooden

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Mental health and productivity at work: does what you do matter?

Analyses the links between mental health and two alternative workplace productivity measures– absenteeism and presenteeism. Abstract Much of the economic cost of mental illness stems from workers’ reduced productivity. We analyze the links between mental health and two alternative workplace productivity measures – absenteeism and...
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Working-time mismatch and mental health

Results of this report suggest that over employment has adverse consequences. Abstract Nationally representative panel survey data for Australia and Germany are used to investigate the impact of working-time mismatches (i.e., differences between actual and desired work hours) on mental health, as measured by the...
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A family affair: job loss and the mental health of spouses and adolescents

This report examines the impact of involuntary job loss on the mental health of family members.
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The structure and distribution of household wealth in Australia: cohort differences and retirement issues

This paper uses the 2002 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) wealth module data to examine levels of wealth and debt in Australia among different age groups. This paper analyses the 2002 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) wealth module data...
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The changing distribution of working hours in Australia

This paper presents statistical evidence on the nature of working time arrangements in Australia, and especially their distribution. More specifically, the paper analyses: (i) the distribution of weekly working hours in Australia and how that has changed over time; (ii) the extent of mismatch between...