Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202888
Authors: 
Parro, Francisco
Pohl, R. Vincent
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper 18-290
Abstract: 
Health, human capital, and labor market outcomes are linked though complex connections that are not fully understood. We explore these links by estimating a flexible yet tractable dynamic model of human capital accumulation in the presence of health shocks using administrative data from Chile. We find that (i) human capital mitigates the negative labor market effects of health events, (ii) these alleviating effects operate through channels involving occupational choice, the frequency of exposure to health events, and access to health care, and (iii) the effect of health shocks on labor market outcomes is heterogeneous across industries and types of diagnoses.
Subjects: 
health shocks
hospitalizations
labor market outcomes
earnings
human capital
JEL: 
I10
I26
J22
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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