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What is the effect of unemployment on health and health inequality? An investigation of the effect of unemployment using a new decomposition approach

Spika, Devon Fontaine LU (2017) NEKN06 20171
Department of Economics
Abstract
This study investigates the effect of unemployment on health and rank-dependent indices of income-related health inequality in Europe during the period 2006-2015, using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. I use a recently proposed general method of decomposition and a panel data approach with individual fixed effects, and find a significant negative relationship between unemployment and health and a significant positive relationship between unemployment and income-related health inequality. This study shows that unemployment can have an effect not only on health, as is commonly investigated, but also on income-related health inequalities.
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author
Spika, Devon Fontaine LU
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course
NEKN06 20171
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Decomposition, Recentered influence function, Income-related health inequality, Concentration index, Europe
language
English
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8925422
date added to LUP
2017-09-12 15:15:31
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2017-09-12 15:15:31
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  abstract     = {This study investigates the effect of unemployment on health and rank-dependent indices of income-related health inequality in Europe during the period 2006-2015, using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. I use a recently proposed general method of decomposition and a panel data approach with individual fixed effects, and find a significant negative relationship between unemployment and health and a significant positive relationship between unemployment and income-related health inequality. This study shows that unemployment can have an effect not only on health, as is commonly investigated, but also on income-related health inequalities.},
  author       = {Spika, Devon Fontaine},
  keyword      = {Decomposition,Recentered influence function,Income-related health inequality,Concentration index,Europe},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What is the effect of unemployment on health and health inequality? An investigation of the effect of unemployment using a new decomposition approach},
  year         = {2017},
}