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

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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
  • University of Bristol
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Swedish Agency for Health and Care Services Analysis
  • Institutet för arbetsmarknads- och utbildningspolitisk utvärdering (IFAU)
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
  • Nationalekonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)61-70
Antal sidor10
TidskriftJournal of Health Economics
Volym56
StatusPublished - 2017 dec 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa