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Short-term Effects of Breast Cancer on Labor Market Attachment: Results from a Longitudinal Study

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  • Cathy Bradley
  • David Neumark
  • Heather Bednarek
  • Maryjean Schenk

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This 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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Paper provided by Public Policy Institute of California in its series PPIC Working Papers with number 2004.01.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ppi:ppicwp:2004.01

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Keywords: Breast Cancer; Employment; Labor market effects; Hours worked;

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  1. Cathy J. Bradley & David Neumark & Zhehui Luo & Heather L. Bednarek, 2005. "Employment-Contingent Health Insurance, Illness, and Labor Supply of Women: Evidence from Married Women with Breast Cancer," NBER Working Papers 11304, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Emmanuel Duguet & Christine Le Clainche, 2014. "Une évaluation de l'impact de l'aménagement des conditions de travail sur la reprise du travail après un cancer," Working Papers halshs-00966861, HAL.
  3. Daysal, N. Meltem & Orsini, Chiara, 2014. "The Miracle Drugs: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Labor Market Behavior of Middle-Aged Women," IZA Discussion Papers 7993, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Datta Gupta, Nabanita & Kleinjans, Kristin J. & Larsen, Mona, 2011. "The Effect of an Acute Health Shock on Work Behavior: Evidence from Different Health Care Regimes," IZA Discussion Papers 5843, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. David Candon, 2014. "The Effects of Cancer in the English Labour Market," Working Papers 201409, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  6. Paraponaris, Alain & Teyssier, Luis Sagaon & Ventelou, Bruno, 2010. "Job tenure and self-reported workplace discrimination for cancer survivors 2 years after diagnosis: Does employment legislation matter?," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 98(2-3), pages 144-155, December.
  7. Moran, John R. & Short, Pamela Farley & Hollenbeak, Christopher S., 2011. "Long-term employment effects of surviving cancer," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 505-514, May.
  8. Heinesen, Eskil & Kolodziejczyk, Christophe, 2013. "Effects of breast and colorectal cancer on labour market outcomes—Average effects and educational gradients," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1028-1042.
  9. G. Zanella & R. Banerjee, 2014. "Experiencing breast cancer at the workplace," Working Papers wp938, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  10. Jon H. Fiva & Torbjørn Hægeland & Marte Rønning, 2009. "Health Status After Cancer. Does It Matter Which Hospital You Belong To?," Discussion Papers 590, Research Department of Statistics Norway.

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