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Estimating the impact of diabetes on employment in Taiwan

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  • Shin-Jong Lin

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    (Department of Economics, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)

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    This paper investigates the impact of diabetes on employment based on the 2005 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan using a recursive bivariate probit model. The findings show that diabetes has a negative and significant effect on employment, and that the magnitude is larger for men than for women. The results of this study also suggest that neglecting the potential endogeneity of diabetes will lead to an underestimation of the negative impact of diabetes on employment.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 3089-3102

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00460

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    Keywords: diabetes; employment; Taiwan;

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    1. Matthew Kahn, 1995. "The Cost of Diabetes," HEW 9507001, EconWPA.
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    1. Till Seuring & Yevgeniy Goryakin & Marc Suhrcke, 2014. "The impact of diabetes on employment in Mexico," Working Papers 100cherp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

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