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

Ali, Ranya Farooq

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Ranya Farooq Ali



Abstract

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.

Thesis Type Thesis
Deposit Date Mar 24, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Workplace health; conditions of work; employee training; Labour Force Survey;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6650
Award Date 2013

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