Données sociales : La société française - 2006 ed.

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Bad health greatly increases the risk of unemployment

Florence Jusot, Myriam Khlat, Thierry Rochereau, Catherine Sermet

Employees run a greater risk of becoming economically inactive or unemployed if they admit to suffering from health problems. Serious and incapacitating illnesses lead more frequently to inactivity, but rarely to unemployment. At the end of four years, people suffering from an incapacitating illness run a 1.5 times greater risk of being inactive, and this risk is multiplied by 4 for people suffering from an illness whose treatment is 100% funded by social security. People considering themselves in general bad health, however, run a greater risk of becoming unemployed: at the end of four years, their risk of being unemployed is twice as high.

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Paru le : 01/05/2006