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3. Juni 2020

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Temporary employment and the midlife nadir in human well-being


3. Juni 2020
12:30 - 13:30


Alan Piper, FU Berlin and Europa-Universität Flensburg
Temporary employees rank lower than permanent employees on various measures of mental and physical health, including well-being. Furthermore, much research has indicated an approximate U-shape pattern between age and well-being with a nadir in midlife. Temporary employment may well have different associations with well-being across the lifespan, likely harming people in midlife more than at the start of their working life. Using over twenty years of the German Socio-economic panel (SOEP), this investigation considers the relationship between temporary employment, age and well-being. The results show that temporary employment deepens the U-shape in midlife, and that this result holds when typical socioeconomic factors as well as the industry, region, cohort, personality, employment security and job worries are taken into account.


Daniel Graeber
Daniel Graeber

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Infrastruktureinrichtung Sozio-oekonomisches Panel