Journal article

Differential Exposure to Job Stressors: A Comparative Analysis Between Migrant and Australia-Born Workers

Xiaomin Liu, Steven J Bowe, Allison Milner, Lin Li, Lay San Too, Anthony D LaMontagne

Annals of Work Exposures and Health | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIMS: Previous studies have suggested that migrants have higher exposures to psychosocial job stressors than native-born workers. We explored migrant status-related differences in skill discretion/job complexity and decision authority, and whether the differences varied by gender, age, and educational attainment. METHODS: Data were from Wave 14 of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. A total number of 9031 persons were included in the analysis. Outcomes included skill discretion/job complexity and decision authority. Exposure included migrant status defined by (i) country of birth (COB), (ii) the combination of COB and English/Non-English dominant language of..

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