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dc.contributor.authorSalm, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090513459en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35741-
dc.description.abstractThis study estimates the effect of job loss on health for near elderly employees based on longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study. Previous studies find a strong negative correlation between unemployment and health. To control for possible reverse causality, this study focuses on people who were laid off for an exogenous reason - the closure of their previous employers' business. I find that the unemployed are in worse health than employees, and that health reasons are a common cause of job termination. In contrast, I find no causal effect of exogenous job loss on various measures of physical and mental health. This suggests that the inferior health of the unemployed compared to the employed could be explained by reverse causality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4147en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ63en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordJob displacementen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwK√ľndigungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleDoes job loss cause ill health?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn59946920Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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