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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: COVID-19 Health Risks and Labour Supply
Authors: Agarwal, Nalini
Bishop, James
Institution: Reserve Bank of Australia
Publication Date: 17-Mar-2022
Keywords: Covid-19
Labour market
Abstract: There is evidence that concerns about becoming infected with COVID-19 at work have affected people's willingness to participate in the labour force in some countries. This article examines whether similar health concerns have contributed to a reduction in labour supply in Australia. It finds no evidence that these concerns had a discernible effect on labour supply during the COVID-19 outbreaks in 2020 and 2021. In early 2022, however, the substantial escalation in cases of the Omicron variant led a small number of people to avoid the workplace, at least temporarily.
Research collection: Journal Articles
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