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Adolescent Health and Adult Labor Market Outcomes

Lundborg, Petter LU ; Nilsson, Anton LU and Rooth, Dan-Olof LU (2014) In Journal of Health Economics 37. p.25-40
Abstract
Whereas a large literature has shown the importance of early life health for adult socioeconomic outcomes, there is little evidence on the importance of adolescent health. We contribute to the literature by studying the impact of adolescent health status on adult labor market outcomes using a unique and large-scale dataset covering almost the entire population of Swedish males. We show that most types of major conditions have long-run effects on future outcomes, and that the strongest effects result from mental conditions. Including sibling fixed effects or twin pair fixed effects reduces the magnitudes of the estimates, but they remain substantial.
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Journal of Health Economics
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25 - 40
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1879-1646
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10.1016/j.jhealeco.2014.05.003
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  issn         = {1879-1646},
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  series       = {Journal of Health Economics},
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  year         = {2014},
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