Disability, job mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction in Australia

Melanie Jones, Konstantinos Mavromaras, Peter Sloane, Zhang Wei

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Abstract

We examine the relationship between disability, job mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction using panel estimation on data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey (2001-08). While we do not find any relationship between work-limiting disability and overskilling, it appears that there is a positive relationship between work-limiting disability and overeducation, which is consistent with disability onset leading to downward occupational movement, at least in relative terms. We find a negative correlation between work-limiting disability and both earnings and job satisfaction. However, there is only evidence of a causal relationship in terms of the latter, where the impact of disability is found to be multifaceted.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbeu014
Pages (from-to)1221-1246
Number of pages26
JournalCAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume38
Issue number5
Early online date2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Earnings
  • Job mismatch
  • Job satisfaction

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