Chronic diseases and labor market outcomes in Egypt
AbstractBy causing a sizeable reduction in employment 6 percent and labor supply 19 percent, chronic diseases are responsible for a major efficiency loss in the Egyptian economy. Furthermore the impact of chronic diseases on the labor market is not uniformly distributed. The older and the less educated suffer a larger drop in the probability of being employed and in their supply of working hours. The authors estimate the reduced form equations of individual employment status, labor supply and the usual wage equation. They control for unobserved ability and individual preferences by means of a within-siblings estimator. Measurement errors in our self-reported health variable have been accounted for.
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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2011
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Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Labor Markets; Disease Control&Prevention; Labor Policies; Population Policies;
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- NEP-ALL-2011-03-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-ARA-2011-03-12 (MENA - Middle East & North Africa)
- NEP-CWA-2011-03-12 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-HEA-2011-03-12 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2011-03-12 (Labour Economics)
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- Velez, Carlos E. & Al-Shawarby, Sherine & El-Laithy, Heba, 2012. "Equality of opportunity for children in Egypt, 2000-2009 : achievements and challenges," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6159, The World Bank.
- World Bank, 2010. "Meeting the Challenges of Health Transition in the Middle East and North Africa : Building Partnerships for Results - Time for Strategic Action," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12986, The World Bank.
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