Parental unemployment and child health
AbstractWe analyze to what extent health outcomes of Swedish children are worse among children whose parents become unemployed. To this end we combine Swedish hospitalization data for 1992-2007 for children 3-18 years of age with register data on parental unemployment. We find that children with unemployed parents are 17 percent more likely to be hospitalized than other children, but that most of the difference is driven by selection. A child fixed-effects approach suggests a small effect of parental unemployment on child health.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies with number 2014:3.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 03 Mar 2014
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Publication status: Published as Mörk, Eva, Anna Sjögren and Helena Svaleryd, 'Parental unemployment and child health' in CeSifo Economic Studies, Oxford Journals, 2014, pages 366-401.
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Parental unemployment; child Health; human capital;
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- Mörk, Eva & Sjögren, Anna & Svaleryd, Helena, 2014. "Parental unemployment and child health," Working Paper Series 2014:8, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
- Mörk, Eva & Sjögren, Anna & Svaleryd, Helena, 2014. "Parental unemployment and child health," Working Paper Series 2014:2, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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- NEP-ALL-2014-05-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2014-05-04 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2014-05-04 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-HEA-2014-05-04 (Health Economics)
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