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Work motivation and chronic disease

RTWMatters team

What do people with chronic disease value about work? What motivates them to keep working and what makes them want to stay at home instead?

Chronic disease can place serious limitations on the lives of sufferers, reducing (among other things) functional capacity and ability to work. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, one third of Australians aged 25-64 have at least one chronic disease. People with a chronic disease are 60% less likely to participate in the workforce than those without. If working, they tend to take twice as many days off work co...

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