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Mortality and the Business Cycle : Evidence from Individual and Aggregated Data

van den Berg, Gerard; Gerdtham, Ulf LU ; von Hinke, Stephanie; Lindeboom , Maarten ; LISSDANIELS, JOHANNES LU ; Sundquist, Jan LU and Sundquist, Kristina LU (2017) In Working Papers
Abstract
There has been much interest recently in the relationship between economic conditions and mortality, with some studies showing that mortality is pro-cyclical, while others find the opposite. Some suggest that the aggregation level of analysis (e.g. individual vs. regional) matters. We use both individual and aggregated data on a sample of 20-64 year-old Swedish men from 1993 to 2007. Our results show that the association between the business cycle and mortality does not depend on the level of analysis: the sign and magnitude of the parameter estimates are similar at the individual level and the aggregate (county) level; both showing pro-cyclical mortality.
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Mortality, Recessions, Business Cycle, Health, Unemployment, Income, E03, I10, I12
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2017:5
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26 pages
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Department of Economics, Lund University
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English
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  author       = {van den Berg, Gerard and Gerdtham, Ulf and  von Hinke,  Stephanie and Lindeboom , Maarten  and LISSDANIELS, JOHANNES and Sundquist, Jan and Sundquist, Kristina},
  keyword      = {Mortality,Recessions, Business Cycle,Health,Unemployment,Income,E03,I10,I12},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Working Paper},
  number       = {2017:5},
  pages        = {26},
  publisher    = {Department of Economics, Lund University },
  series       = {Working Papers},
  title        = {Mortality and the Business Cycle : Evidence from Individual and Aggregated Data},
  year         = {2017},
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