Mortality and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Individual and Aggregated Data

Forskningsoutput: Working paper

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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Institutet för arbetsmarknads- och utbildningspolitisk utvärdering (IFAU)
  • University of Bristol
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Nationalekonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
FörlagDepartment of Economics, Lund University
Antal sidor26
StatusPublished - 2017
PublikationskategoriForskning

Publikationsserier

NamnWorking Papers
FörlagDepartment of Economics, Lund University
Nr.2017:5