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Does Unemployment Make You Sick? An Econometric Analysis of the Determinants of Health

B. Shearer and Nicolas Marceau ()

Working Papers from Laval - Recherche en Politique Economique

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: HEALTH; UNEMPLOYMENT; ECONOMETRICS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C00 E20 E24 I10 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 34 pages
Date: 1996
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