Economic Upturns are Good for Your Heart but Watch out for Accidents
This paper explores the relationship between the regional unemployment rate and total and cause-specific mortality in Sweden during 1976-2005. Overall mortality is unrelated to changes in the unemployment rate, while the biggest cause of death (heart disease) decreases during economic upturns. At the same time other accidents, including job-related accidents, increase during economic upturns. Swedish evidence provides no support for the US papers which have found that short-term economic upturns are bad for your health in general.
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|Date of creation:||14 Dec 2006|
|Date of revision:||26 Jun 2007|
|Publication status:||Published in Applied Economics, 2010, pages 615-625.|
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