Health Economics Letter
WHAT MAKES WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES HAPPY? THE IMPORTANCE OF NON-PECUNIARY CHARACTERISTICS
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 241–247, February 2014
How to Cite
Pagán, R. (2014), WHAT MAKES WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES HAPPY? THE IMPORTANCE OF NON-PECUNIARY CHARACTERISTICS. Health Econ., 23: 241–247. doi: 10.1002/hec.2905
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 2 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 NOV 2011
- job satisfaction;
The paper examines the determinants of the levels of job satisfaction reported by non-disabled and disabled workers, with special attention to the contribution of non-pecuniary job aspects. Using longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate job satisfaction equations for non-disabled and disabled workers. The existence of unhealthy environments, hard manual work, capacity to learn and good relationships with colleagues and supervisors all have a greater influence on job satisfaction for disabled workers than for their non-disabled counterparts. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.