20 years in the world of work: A study of (nonstandard) occupational trajectories and health
|Title||20 years in the world of work: A study of (nonstandard) occupational trajectories and health|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Giudici, F, Morselli, D|
|Journal||Social Science & Medicine|
In this study, we analyze the Swiss Household Panel data, which used a life history calendar to collect occupational trajectories across the lifespan. The data included the trajectories of 5690 initially healthy Swiss residents and were used to reconstruct the occupational trajectories during the first 20 years in the world of work. A sequence analysis revealed eight distinct types of occupational careers based on three dimensions: type of contract, labor market status and number of simultaneous jobs. The results show that discontinuous occupational trajectories (characterized by continuous jumps between temporary work, long periods of unemployment, social help, inactivity or part-time work) are associated with higher depressive symptoms, lower life course mental health and lower self-reported health during an individual's first 20 years in the world of work.