|Title||Using the Health and Retirement Study for Research on the Impact of the Working Conditions on the Individual Life Course.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||Forthcoming|
|Journal||Forum for Health Economics & Policy|
|Keywords||health, Labor Supply, Well-being, Working conditions|
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the utility of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) for studying the impact of working conditions on individuals' health, well-being and labor supply decisions at older ages. I provide a brief overview of the information on working conditions that is currently available in the HRS and discuss implications for studies on the effects of working conditions on the individual life course. I conclude with a discussion of how recent and projected trends in the U.S. workforce are reflected in the current HRS survey content.