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Aydogan Ulker examines the relationship between non-standard job schedules and workers’ physical and mental health. His overall results generally suggest a negative relationship between non-standard work schedules and better health for both males and females. Regarding the statistical significance and magnitudes of the effects, however,...
Alison Booth and Nick Carroll use data from the 2001 National Health Survey to examine the association between overcrowding and the self-assessed health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. They find that overcrowding of adults appears to be associated with worse health and explains approximately 30...
Alison Booth and Nick Carroll use unique survey data to examine the determinants of self-assessed health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. They explore the degree to which differences in health are due to differences in socio-economic factors, and examine the sensitivity of our results to...
This paper by Rhema Vaithianathan argues that since insurers are able to design plans to separate risk groups, the consequences of adverse selection - one of the bases for the introduction of the Private Health Insurance Incentive Act (1998) - may have been exaggerated.
The use of self assessed health status as a measure of health is common in empirical research.
Thomas F Crossley and Steven Kennedy analyse a unique Australian survey in which a significant number of respondents changed their assessment of health status after being administered...