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Title: Disparities in work, risk and health between immigrants and native-born Spaniards
Author: Rodríguez Martínez, Marisol, 1951-
Solé, Meritxell
Díaz Serrano, Lluís
Keywords: Educació sanitària
Incapacitat laboral
Emigració i immigració
Factors de risc en les malalties
Avaluació del risc per la salut
Health education
Work disability
Emigration and immigration
Risk factors in diseases
Health risk assessment
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: We analyse the impact of working and contractual conditions, particularly exposure to job risks, on the probability of acquiring a permanent disability, controlling for other personal and firm characteristics. We postulate a model in which this impact is mediated by the choice of occupation, with a level of risk associated with it. We assume this choice is endogenous, and that it depends on preferences and opportunities in the labour market, both of which may differ between immigrants and natives. To test this hypothesis we apply a bivariate probit model to data for 2006 from the Continuous Sample of Working Lives provided by the Spanish Social Security system, containing records for over a million workers. We find that risk exposure increases the probability of permanent disability- arising from any cause - by almost 5%.
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It is part of: Social Science & Medicine, 2013, vol. 76, num. January, p. 179-187
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ISSN: 0277-9536
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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