Mortality and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Individual and Aggregated Data
Gerard J. van den Berg (),
Stephanie von Hinke (),
Maarten Lindeboom (),
Johannes Lissdaniels (),
Jan Sundquist () and
Kristina Sundquist ()
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Gerard J. van den Berg: University of Mannheim
Johannes Lissdaniels: Department of Clinical Science, Lund University
Jan Sundquist: Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, http://www.skane.se/organisation-politik/forskning/radgivning-och-stod-for-forskare-och-naringsliv/centrum-for-primarvardsforskning/
Kristina Sundquist: Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, http://www.skane.se/organisation-politik/forskning/radgivning-och-stod-for-forskare-och-naringsliv/centrum-for-primarvardsforskning/
No 2017:5, Working Papers from Lund University, Department of Economics
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.
Keywords: Mortality; Recessions; Business Cycle; Health; Unemployment; Income. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E03 I10 I12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Mortality and the business cycle: Evidence from individual and aggregated data (2017)
Working Paper: Mortality and the business cycle: Evidence from individual and aggregated data (2017)
Working Paper: Mortality and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Individual and Aggregated Data (2017)
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