Workplace Disability Diversity and Job-Related Well-Being in Britain: A WERS2004 Based Analysis

39 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2009

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Getinet A. Haile

Policy Studies Institute (PSI); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University of Mannheim

Abstract

This paper attempts to establish empirically whether there is a link between workplace disability and employee job-related well-being. Using nationally representative linked employer-employee data for Britain, I employ alternative econometric techniques to account for unobserved workplace heterogeneity. I find that workplace disability diversity is associated with lower employee well-being among people with no reported disability. Tests conducted also indicate that workplace equality policies do not ameliorate this effect.

Keywords: disability diversity, job-related well-being, linked employer-employee data, Britain

JEL Classification: J14, J82, J7, I31

Suggested Citation

Haile, Getinet Astatike, Workplace Disability Diversity and Job-Related Well-Being in Britain: A WERS2004 Based Analysis. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3993, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1351157

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