This study aims to address the gap in the cancer survivorship and work literature by examining whether variation in employment conditions of working poor and working non-poor cancer survivors influences differences in job productivity. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Survey (MEPS) and the MEPS Cancer Survivorship Supplement, this secondary data analysis will study cancer survivors, comparing the employment conditions (e.g. work schedules, employee benefits, job demands) and cancer diagnoses among working poor and working non-poor respondents and determining whether differences in employment conditions influence variation in job productivity.
- To determine if there is variation in employment conditions and job productivity among working poor and working non-poor cancer survivors.
- To determine whether variation in employment conditions experienced by working poor and working non-poor cancer survivors influences variation in job productivity.
This exploratory study will use cross-sectional data from the 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a nationally representative survey which has been conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) annually since 1996 and the 2011 MEPS Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement.