The Effect of Cancer on the Employment of Older Males: Attenuating Selection Bias using a High Risk Sample

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Title: The Effect of Cancer on the Employment of Older Males: Attenuating Selection Bias using a High Risk Sample
Authors: Candon, David
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6506
Date: Mar-2015
Online since: 2015-04-21T14:52:06Z
Abstract: Estimating the unbiased effect of health shocks on employment is an important topic in both health and labour economics. This is particularly relevant to cancer, where improvements in screening and treatments have led to increases in survival for nearly all types of cancer. In order to address the issue of selection bias, I estimate the effect of cancer on employment for a high-risk cancer sample, male workers over the age of 65, thus attenuating the impact of many cancer risk factors. This identification strategy balances the covariates between the cancer and the non-cancer groups in numerous tests. Respondents who are diagnosed with cancer are 13.2 percentage points less likely to work than their non-cancer counterparts. The results also appear insensitive to omitted confounders.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 36
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2015/07
Copyright (published version): 2015 the author
Keywords: CancerEmploymentLabour market
JEL Codes: I10; I18; J21; J26
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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