Who gets fired, who gets re-hired: The role of workers’ contract, age, health, work ability, performance, work satisfaction and employee investments
van den Bossche, S.N.J.
Many workers have been dismissed in the past few years, either becoming unemployed or finding re-employment. The current study examined whether dismissal and its follow-up for the employee (re-employment versus unemployment) could be predicted from workers’ employment contract and age, and their health status, work ability, work performance, work satisfaction and employee investments at baseline. The sample comprised a selection of participants from the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey 2010 who participated in a follow-up questionnaire in 2012 (N = 2,644). Logistic regression analyses was used to test the hypotheses, this paper concludes that temporary, less healthy, low work ability, poor performing, dissatisfied and “under-invested” workers are at risk for dismissal, whereas older and less healthy workers are (also) at risk for long-term unemployment after being dismissed.
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WHC - Work, Health and Care
ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences
Work and Employment
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 88 (3), 321-334