Effects of breast and colorectal cancer on labour market outcomes—Average effects and educational gradients
AbstractWe estimate causal effects of breast and colorectal cancer on labour market outcomes 1–3 years after the diagnosis. Based on Danish administrative data we estimate average treatment effects on the treated by propensity score weighting methods using persons with no cancer diagnosis as control group. We conduct robustness checks using matching, difference-in-differences methods and an alternative control group of later cancer patients. The different methods give approximately the same results. Cancer increases the risks of leaving the labour force and receiving disability pension, and the effects are larger for the less educated. Effects on income are small and mostly insignificant. We investigate some of the mechanisms which may be important in explaining the educational gradient in effects of cancer on labour market attachment.
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Return to work; Earnings; Income; Disability pension; Social gradient;
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