Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170793
Authors: 
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Gerdtham, Ulf-G.
von Hinke Kessler Scholder, Stephanie
Lindeboom, Maarten
Lissdaniels, Johannes
Sundquist, Jan
Sundquist, Kristina
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10809
Abstract: 
There has been much interest recently in the relationship between economic conditions and mortality, with some studies showing that mortality is pro-cyclical whereas others find the opposite. Some suggest that the aggregation level of analysis (e.g. individual vs. regional) matters. We use both individual and aggregated data on a sample of 20-64 year-old Swedish men from 1993 to 2007. Our results show that the association between the business cycle and mortality does not depend on the level of analysis: the sign and magnitude of the parameter estimates are similar at the individual level and the aggregate (county) level; both showing pro-cyclical mortality.
Subjects: 
aggregation
income
death
recession
health
unemployment
JEL: 
E3
I1
I12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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