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dc.contributor.authorAugurzky, Borisen_US
dc.contributor.authorReichert, Arndten_US
dc.contributor.authorTauchmann, Haralden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-28T07:56:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-28T07:56:56Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-181-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36996-
dc.description.abstractThe interdependence of labor market conditions and the demand for health care has been addressed by several theoretical and empirical analyses. We contribute to the debate by empirically examining the effect of a decrease in self-perceived job security on health care utilization. That is, employees at risk of losing their job might postpone or even try not to use non-acute rehab measures in order to reduce their individual risk of being laid off by avoiding absenteeism and signaling good health. We use individual-level data from the German Socioeconomic Panel for the years 2003, 2004, and 2006. The identification strategy rests on an instrumental variable approach where the county unemployment rate and its relative change compared to the previous year serve as instruments for the employees' self-assessed risk of losing their jobs. Contrary to the hypothesis, we have evidence for job insecurity increasing the demand for medical rehab. This finding is robust to various model variants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 162en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRehaben_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth care utilizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob worriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordabsenteeismen_US
dc.subject.keywordsick leaveen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsplatzsicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwMeinungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwRehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.stwNachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwFehlzeiten_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsunfähigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe effect of self-assessed job security on the demand for medical rehaben_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn617382964en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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