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The impact of diabetes on labour market outcomes in Mexico: a panel data and biomarker analysis

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  • Till Seuring

    (Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

  • Pieter Serneels

    (School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

  • Marc Suhrcke

    (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK.)

Abstract

There is limited evidence on the labour market impact of diabetes, and existing evidence tends to be weakly identified. Making use of Mexican panel data to estimate individual fixed effects models, we find evidence for adverse effects of self-reported diabetes on employment probabilities, but not on wages or hours worked. Complementary biomarker information for a cross section indicates a large diabetes population unaware of the disease. When accounting for this, the negative relationship of self-reported diabetes with employment remains, but does not extend to those unaware. This difference cannot be explained by more severe diabetes among the self-reports, but rather worse general health.

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  • Till Seuring & Pieter Serneels & Marc Suhrcke, 2016. "The impact of diabetes on labour market outcomes in Mexico: a panel data and biomarker analysis," Working Papers 134cherp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
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    Keywords

    diabetes; labour market; Mexico; biomarker; panel data;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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