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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Economics, Lund University
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWorking Papers
PublisherDepartment of Economics, Lund University
No.2017:5

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics

Free keywords

  • Mortality
  • Recessions
  • Business Cycle
  • Health
  • Unemployment
  • Income
  • E03
  • I10
  • I12

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