Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123792
Authors: 
Mörk, Eva
Sjögren, Anna
Svaleryd, Helena
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2014:2
Abstract: 
We analyze to what extent health outcomes of Swedish children are worse among children whose parents become unemployed. To this end we combine Swedish hospitalization data for 1992-2007 for children 3-18 years of age with register data on parental unemployment. We find that children with unemployed parents are 17 percent more likely to be hospitalized than other children, but that most of the difference is driven by selection. A child fixed-effects approach suggests a small effect of parental unemployment on child health.
Subjects: 
Parental unemployment
child health
human capital
JEL: 
I12
J13
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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