The Economics of Grief

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Abstract

We study the short-run and long-run economic impact of one of the largest losses that an individual can face; the death of a child. We utilise unique registers on the entire Swedish population, combining information on the date and cause of death with parental outcomes. We exploit the longitudinal dimension of the data and deal with several selection issues. Losing a child has adverse effects on labour income, employment status, marital status and hospitalisation. The value of policy measures aimed at preventing mortal accidents of children is underestimated if it does not take bereavement effects on parents into account.

Detaljer

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

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomi och näringsliv
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1794-1832
TidskriftEconomic Journal
Volym127
Utgåva nummer604
Tidigt onlinedatum2017
StatusPublished - 2017 sep
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa