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Does Unemployment Make you Sick? an Econometric Analysis of the Determinants of Health


  • Shearer, Bruce


  • Marceau, Nicolas


We specify and estimate a general health equation. Among the determinants of health, we include employment status, alcohol use, and cigarette use. Non linear instrumental techniques are employed to control for any possible endogeneity of these variables.
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  • Shearer, Bruce & Marceau, Nicolas, 1996. "Does Unemployment Make you Sick? an Econometric Analysis of the Determinants of Health," Cahiers de recherche 9618, Université Laval - Département d'économique.
  • Handle: RePEc:lvl:laeccr:9618

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    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other

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