Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67165
Authors: 
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Lundborg, Petter
Vikström, Johan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7010
Abstract: 
We study the short-run and long-run economic impact of one of the largest losses that an individual can face; the death of a child. We utilize unique merged registers on the entire Swedish population, combining information on the date and cause of death with parents' labor market outcomes, health outcomes, marital status, and subsequent fertility. We exploit the longitudinal dimension of the data and deal with a range of selection issues. We distinguish between effects on labor and various non-labor income components and we consider patterns over time. We find that labor market effects are persistent.
Subjects: 
bereavement
labor supply
child mortality
depression
sickness absenteeism
employment
marriage
death
divorce
mental health
fertility
JEL: 
I12
I11
J14
J12
C41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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