Health and training at work: an empirical investigation using the Labour Force Survey

  A large base of previous research suggested the connection between
health disabilities and unemployment. In fact there are also other
arguments that firmly suggest the relation between loss of employment and
adverse health.
The goal of this particular research is to enhance knowledge and
understanding of the nexus between health disability and access to training
within the work place. Using the UK Labour Force Survey the research is to
evaluate effects of health problems on accessing training opportunities,
identify the difference in access to training for people with health disability
compared with non-disabled people, identify and examine the possible links
between health disability and training with reference to other variable i.e.
gender, age, ethnicity, etc.
In order to produce effective models the research used both multinomial
logistic regression and binary logistic regression methods to analyse the
LFS 2008 (123055 participants from quarter April to June and 120829 from
October to December).
Findings from this research indicate that, in accessing training
opportunities, there are no differences between people who have health
disability and those who have not. Other variables that could have effect on
training are number of children, staff and member of trade union. Other
variables that were not identified by the research as significantly effective
are age and region of residency. Overall the research indicates that people
who lived in 1998 were healthier than those who lived in 2008.

  • Dates:

    2009 to 2013

  • Qualification:

    Other Qualification (Research Degree)

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