Short-term effects of breast cancer on labor market attachment: results from a longitudinal study
AbstractThis longitudinal study examines the consequences of breast cancer on women's labor market attachment for the six-month period following diagnosis. Women with breast cancer, with the exception of those having in situ cancer, were less likely to work six months following diagnosis relative to a control sample of women drawn from the Current Population Survey. Women with advanced cancers (i.e., not in situ) who continued to work did so for fewer hours than women in the control group. The study highlights the importance of using a control group when estimating the effects of illness on labor supply.
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Volume (Year): 24 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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- Cathy Bradley & David Neumark & Heather Bednarek & Maryjean Schenk, 2004. "Short-term Effects of Breast Cancer on Labor Market Attachment: Results from a Longitudinal Study," PPIC Working Papers 2004.01, Public Policy Institute of California.
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
- E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
- J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
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