Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69429
Authors: 
Rees, Daniel I.
Sabia, Joseph J.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7034
Abstract: 
While migraine headache can be physically debilitating, no study has attempted to estimate its effects on labor market outcomes. Using data drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we estimate the effect of migraine headache on labor force participation, hours worked, and wages. We find that migraine headache is associated with a decrease in wages. However, there is little evidence that migraine headache leads to reductions in labor force participation or hours worked. We conclude that estimates of the cost of migraine headache to society should include its impact on wages.
Subjects: 
migraine headache
wages
labor force participation
productivity
JEL: 
I10
J30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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