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Health and Health Inequality during the Great Recession: Evidence from the PSID

Chenggang Wang (), Huixia Wang () and Timothy Halliday
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Chenggang Wang: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics
Huixia Wang: Hunan University, School of Economics and Trade

No 2017-7R, Working Papers from University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Abstract: We estimate the impact of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 on health outcomes in the United States. We show that a one percentage point increase in the unemployment rate resulted in a 7.8-8.8 percent increase in reports of poor health. In addition, mental health was adversely impacted. These effects were concentrated among those with strong labor force attachments. Whites, the less educated, and women were the most impacted demographic groups.

Keywords: Great Recession; Health Behaviors; Health Outcomes; Inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I0 I12 I14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-10
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