Self-perceived Job Insecurity and the Demand for Medical Rehabilitation: Does Fear of Unemployment Reduce Health Care Utilization?

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Autor(en): Reichert A, Augurzky B, Tauchmann H
Zeitschrift: Health Economics
Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2015
Band: 24
Heftnummer: 1
Seitenbereich: 8-25
ISSN: 1057-9230
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


An inverse relationship between job insecurity and sickness absence has been established in the literature, which is

explained by employees avoiding to send signals of both poor health and uncooperative behavior towards the employer.

In this paper, we focus on whether the same mechanism applies to the demand for medical rehabilitation measures.

This question has recently gained much interest in the context of the current public debate on presenteeism. Using

county-level unemployment rates as instrument for the employees’ fear of job loss on the individual level, we find that

an increase in subjective job insecurity substantially decreases the probability of participating in medical rehabilitation.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Tauchmann, Harald Prof. Dr.
Professur für Gesundheitsökonomie


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
RWI Essen


Zitierweisen

APA:
Reichert, A., Augurzky, B., & Tauchmann, H. (2015). Self-perceived Job Insecurity and the Demand for Medical Rehabilitation: Does Fear of Unemployment Reduce Health Care Utilization? Health Economics, 24(1), 8-25. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.2995

MLA:
Reichert, Arndt, Boris Augurzky, and Harald Tauchmann. "Self-perceived Job Insecurity and the Demand for Medical Rehabilitation: Does Fear of Unemployment Reduce Health Care Utilization?" Health Economics 24.1 (2015): 8-25.

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