Tallinn University of Technology

You are welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance research seminar  "COVID-19 and Self-Reported Health Indicators among the Estonian Labour Market Segments". The seminar will take place on 10 November, at 16:00 - 17:00 in room SOC-413 and on MS Teams (link).

Presenters: Marit Rebane (Department of Economics and Finance, Taltech) and Aaro Hazak Department of Economics and Finance, Taltech.

Abstract: The first wave of COVID-19 pandemic brought along not only a new disease but assumedly taxed other health indicators in wider population worldwide. The paper addresses the nexus between COVID-19 and various health indicators among people with different income levels coming from different labour market segments, offering a novel angle for productivity and welfare enhancement. According to the hypotheses some income groups and labour market segments put individuals at a higher risk of health issues, which in turn mediates how certain health conditions are linked to their labour supply. The focus is on mapping the early warning health indicators that often remain uncared-for but may lead to severe health conditions over time. This theoretically grounded explorative empirical research is founded on the biennial Health Behaviour among Estonian Adult Population surveys from 2008 to 2020.

 Keywords: COVID-19, labour market segments, mental health, work, stress, Estonia

JEL codes: I140, J10

Marit Rebane, Department of Economics and Finance, Taltech
Aaro Hazak, Department of Economics and Finance, Taltech
Kadri Männasoo, Department of Economics and Finance, Taltech

The public research seminars of the Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) at Tallinn University of Technology  usually take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in both onsite and online format, unless announced otherwise. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion. The seminars are held in English. Copies of the paper are usually made available at the seminar. The DEF seminar series is organised in collaboration with the project ”Individual Behaviour and Economic  Performance: Methodological  Challenges and Institutional Context” (IBEP), which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 952574. Questions about the seminar can be sent to the IBEP seminar coordinator Kadri Männasoo, kadri.mannasoo@taltech.ee.

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