A Research Note on the Relationship Between Long Working Hours and Weight Gain for Older Workers in the United States

TitleA Research Note on the Relationship Between Long Working Hours and Weight Gain for Older Workers in the United States
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMercan, MAnil
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume36
Issue5
Pagination557-567
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Methodology
Abstract

Working long hours may be related to obesity in older adults. No studies have focused on older workers and long work hours, although the risk of obesity is high among this population group. This study is the first attempt to investigate the relationship between obesity and the older workforce. Panel data from the Health and Retirement Study are examined using Cox regression techniques. We found that older workers who work more than 59 hr a week are more likely to gain weight than older workers who work less than 59 hr per week.

URLhttp://roa.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/11/07/0164027513510324.abstract
DOI10.1177/0164027513510324
Endnote Keywords

longitudinal analysis/older worker/work histories

Endnote ID

999999

Citation Key7969