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Chronic Illnesses and Injuries: An Evaluation of their Impact on Occupation and Revenues

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  • Emmanuel Duguet
  • Christine le Clainche

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This paper investigates whether chronic illnesses and injuries have a significant impact on the individual’s performance in the labor market. We use the “Santé et Itinéraires Professionnels” (SIP, “Health and Labor Market Histories”) survey, conducted in France in 2006-2007. We use the propensity score method in order to evaluate the impact of chronic illnesses and accidents on labor market participation and earnings. We find that both health events have a negative effect on professional careers and earnings, and that accidents have a greater impact on women’s earnings

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Paper provided by LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier in its series Working Papers with number 12-02.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2012
Date of revision: Jan 2012
Handle: RePEc:lam:wpaper:12-02

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