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Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence from U.S. Counties

Justin Pierce () and Peter Schott ()

No 22849, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We investigate the impact of a large economic shock on mortality. We find that counties more exposed to a plausibly exogenous trade liberalization exhibit higher rates of suicide and related causes of death, concentrated among whites, especially white males. These trends are consistent with our finding that more-exposed counties experience relative declines in manufacturing employment, a sector in which whites and males are disproportionately employed. We also examine other causes of death that might be related to labor market disruption and find both positive and negative relationships. More-exposed counties, for example, exhibit lower rates of fatal heart attacks.

JEL-codes: F1 F13 F16 I1 I18 J08 J21 J6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-11
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Published as Justin R. Pierce & Peter K. Schott, 2020. "Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence from US Counties," American Economic Review: Insights, vol 2(1), pages 47-63.

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