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Work demands, job insecurity and sickness absence from work: How productive is the new, flexible labour force?

D'Souza, Rennie; Strazdins, Lyndall; Broom, Dorothy; Berry, Helen; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: We investigate one aspect of productivity - sickness absence - and ask whether job insecurity and high work demands are associated with increased sickness absence and, if so, whether mental or physical health mediates this association. We further investigate if having control at work modifies these associations. Methods: We used cross-sectional survey data from 2,248 employees aged 40-44 years living in two cities of south-eastern Australia. Logistic regressions were used to compare...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2006.tb00859.x


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