Employment Arrangements and Mental Health in a Cohort of Working Australians: Are Transitions From Permanent to Temporary Employment Associated With Changes in Mental Health?
Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Lauren Krnjacki, Anne M Kavanagh, Tony A Blakely, Rebecca Bentley
American Journal of Epidemiology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2014
We investigated whether being in temporary employment, as compared with permanent employment, was associated with a difference in Short Form 36 mental health and whether transitions from permanent employment to temporary employment were associated with mental health changes. We used fixed-effects regression in a nationally representative Australian sample with 10 waves of data collection (2001-2010). Interactions by age and sex were tested. Two forms of temporary employment were studied: "casual" (no paid leave entitlements or fixed hours) and "fixed-term contract" (a defined employment period plus paid leave). There were no significant mental health differences between temporary employment ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
This work was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) through both project (grant 375196) and postdoctoral research fellowship (to A. M.) funding (NHMRC Capacity-Building grant 546248). This study also received center grant funding (grant 15732) from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).This analysis used unit record data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The HILDA project was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. The findings and views reported in this paper, however, are those of the authors and should not be attributed to either the Australian Government Department of Social Services or the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.