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dc.contributor.authorMarcus, Janen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T11:30:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-26T11:30:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65650-
dc.description.abstractStudies on health effects of unemployment usually neglect spillover effects on spouses. This study specifically investigates the effect of an individual's unemployment on the mental health of their spouse. In order to allow for causal interpretation of the estimates, it focuses on an exogenous entry into unemployment (i.e. plant closure), and combines difference-in-difference and matching based on entropy balancing to provide robustness against observable and time-invariant unobservable heterogeneity. Using German Socio-Economic Panel Study data the paper reveals that unemployment decreases the mental health of spouses almost as much as for the directly affected individuals. The findings highlight that previous studies underestimate the public health costs of unemployment as they do not account for the potential consequences for spouses.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 488en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordmental healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordplant closureen_US
dc.subject.keywordentropy balancingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob lossen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwSpillover-Effekten_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe effect of unemployment on the mental health of spouses: Evidence from plant closures in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn727574981en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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