The effect of changes in employment on health of work-related injured workers: A longitudinal perspectives

Han Kyoul Kim, Kyu Min Kim, Jae Hak Kim, Hyun Sill Rhee

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This longitudinal study attempted to identify changes in employment status and overall health status. The participants were workers who had experienced work-related injuries in the past. In this study, we used the Panel Study of Workers’ Compensation Insurance from 2013 to 2017. This study utilized propensity score matching for a quasi-experimental design study of the first year to exclude the effects of the confounding variables and exclude the effect of employment status, which is the main independent variable. After applying propensity score matching the research subjects totaled 1070. Changes in employment status were found to have a negative effect on overall health status. This raises new implications for existing industrial accident-related support policies. Thus, it is considered that the scope should be expanded from policies related to re-employment of workers after an industrial accident to improving quality of life through maintaining employment from a long-term perspective. The notable point of this study was to apply the PSM methods. By applying PSM, we clearly identified the effect of changes in employment status on health status.

Original languageEnglish
Article number470
JournalHealthcare (Switzerland)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Employment status
  • Health status
  • Occupational injuries
  • Propensity score matching
  • Work-related injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Information Management
  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Leadership and Management


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