Labor Market Engagement and the Health of Working Adults: Evidence from India

Published By: Institute for the Study of Labour(IZA) | Published Date: October, 01 , 2017

This paper examines the effect of occupational engagement and work intensity on the weight of urban working women and men in India. Using nationally representative data, a variety of specifications that reflect different definitions of work, and empirical methods that correct for the influence of unobservables, the author documents that labor market inactivity is positively associated with BMI. The paper offers policy recommendations that may help mitigate some of these unintended consequences. The paper also builds on the fairly limited evidence on the relationship between labor market engagement and health in developing countries.

Author(s): Archana Dang, Pushkar Maitra, Nidhiya Menon | Posted on: Nov 14, 2017 | Views() | Download (57)

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