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dc.contributor.authorTekin, Erdalen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarkowitz, Saraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:21:22Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:21:22Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21323-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the link between suicidal behaviors andlabor market productivity of young adults in the United States. Using data from the NationalSurvey of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we estimate the effects of suicide thoughts andsuicide attempts on the work and schooling activities of young adults as well as on theirhourly wage rates. The richness of the data set allows us to implement several strategies tocontrol for unobserved heterogeneity and the potential reverse causality. These include usinga large set of control variables that are likely to be correlated with both the suicidal behaviorand the outcome measures, an instrumental variables method, and a twin fixed effectsanalysis from the subsample of twin pairs contained in the data. The longitudinal nature ofthe data set also allows us to control for past suicide thoughts and attempts of the individualsfrom their high school years as well as the suicide behaviors of the members of their family.Results from the different identification strategies consistently indicate that both suicidethoughts and suicide attempts decrease the hourly wage rate and the probability that a youngadult individual works and/or attends school. The results are found to be robust to variousspecification tests.en_US
dc.language.isogeren_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1547en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsuicideen_US
dc.subject.keywordwageen_US
dc.subject.keywordemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstmorden_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwJugendliche Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleSuicidal Behavior and the Labor Market Productivity of Young Adultsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn483530271en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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