Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51742
Authors: 
Datta Gupta, Nabanita
Kleinjans, Kristin J.
Larsen, Mona
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5843
Abstract: 
We study how severe acute health shocks affect the probability of not working in the U. S. versus in Denmark. The results not only provide insight into how relative disease risk affects labor force participation at older ages, but also into how different types of health care and health insurance systems affect individual decisions of labor force participation. We find that the effect of an acute health shock on labor force participation is stronger in the U.S. than in Denmark, and provide compelling evidence that this is the result of health care system-related differential mortality and baseline health differences.
Subjects: 
health shock
health care regimes
work
JEL: 
I12
I18
J26
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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