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dc.contributor.authorDoan, Tinh-
dc.contributor.authorHa, Van-
dc.contributor.authorLeach, Liana-
dc.contributor.authorLa, Anh-
dc.description.abstractAim The adverse impacts of exposure to work intensity on mental health have been widely studied. However, there is a lack of research examining who is most vulnerable in terms of position on the mental health distribution. The current study aims to: (a) initially estimate the average impacts of work intensity on workers’ mental health in Australia, and then (b) estimate the extent to which this effect varies across the mental health distribution. Materials and methods The current study uses data from waves 2005­–2017 of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. It first employs Average Treatment Effect (ATE) to provide a baseline/average treatment effect for the whole population, and then applies Quantile Regression fixed effects models for various quantiles on the mental health distribution. Discussion and conclusion The baseline estimates show that there are significantly negative effects of work intensity on mental health for the whole population, but importantly the quantile fixed effect estimates show that these adverse effects are substantially stronger for those with the poorest mental health (i.e. at the bottom of the distribution). When ATE alone is estimated, the significant effect is averaged over the mental health distribution, missing important information regarding the heterogeneity of the effect. The findings have important implications for understanding and reducing mental health inequality, particularly inequality driven by workplace stress. First, they align with existing research demonstrating the importance of reducing psychosocial job stressors. Second, given workers with mental health problems were most susceptible to the adverse effects of work intensity, there is a need to offer additional support (and be sensitive of workloads) for this group in particular.en
dc.titleMental health: who is more vulnerable to high work intensity? Evidence from Australian longitudinal dataen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
local.contributor.institutionAustralian National Universityen
local.contributor.institutionThuong Mai University, Hanoien
local.contributor.institutionAustralian National Universityen
local.contributor.institutionUniversity of Canberraen
dc.description.keywordsWork intensityen
dc.description.keywordsMental health inequalityen
dc.description.keywordsLongitudinal quantile fixed effecten
dc.description.keywordsHeterogeneous effecten
dc.title.bookInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Healthen
dc.subject.dssHealth and wellbeingen
dc.subject.dssLabour marketen
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