Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170792
Authors: 
Wang, Chenggang
Wang, Huixia
Halliday, Timothy J.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10808
Abstract: 
We estimate the impact of the Great Recession of 2007–2009 on health outcomes in the United States. We show that a one percentage point increase in the unemployment rate resulted in a 7.8–8.8 percent increase in reports of poor health. Mental health was also adversely impacted and reports of chronic drinking increased. These effects were concentrated among those with strong labor force attachments. Whites, the less educated, and women were the most impacted demographic groups.
Subjects: 
health outcomes
health behaviors
Great Recession
inequality
JEL: 
I0
I12
I14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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