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Mortality and the business cycle: Evidence from individual and aggregated data

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Economics
Volume56
Early online date14 Sep 2017
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DateAccepted/In press - 10 Sep 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 14 Sep 2017
DatePublished (current) - Dec 2017

Abstract

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

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  • Death, Recession, Health, Unemployment, Income, Aggregation

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