International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study
Author(s) : WEN-SHAI HUNG
this paper investigates the influencing factors of health and labour force participation (LFP) among the young people in Taiwan. The data used are from the National Health Interview Survey and only focused on the youths sample as those aged 15 to 24 in 2005. The method uses the probit model to estimate the probability of work or not work. The main results find that young female workers, married workers, workers with higher income, and workers with excellent health are more likely to remain employed. In contrast, Mainlander workers and female Hakka workers are less likely to enter the labour force as more pursued higher education. For the health behaviours, young people concern more traffic safety, including using a car, motorcycle, and bicycle have a higher probability of LFP participation. Young people with smoking or chewing betel nuts have a higher probability of LFP participation. They may do some heavy work and need these habits to improve their power.