YOUNGER PART-TIME WORKERS MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
YOUNGER workers in part-time jobs are 43pc more likely to experience mental health problems compared to those in full-time jobs, according to recent research published in the UK.
The report which focuses on younger workers found those in part-time jobs are seven percentage points less likely than those in fulltime jobs to report being satisfied with their life, even when controlling for variables including household income and prior life satisfaction.
The analysis also shows that younger workers on zero-hours contracts are also 13 percentage points more likely than those in other forms of work to experience mental health problems, even when controlling for variables including household income and mental health outcomes during adolescence. The findings are relevance to Ireland where they numbers of people in employment are up but many are in contract jobs with low pay.