Are Recessions Good for Your Health?

@article{Ruhm1996AreRG,
  title={Are Recessions Good for Your Health?},
  author={C. Ruhm},
  journal={Health Economics eJournal},
  year={1996}
}
  • C. Ruhm
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Health Economics eJournal
This study examines the relationship between economic conditions and health. Fixed-effect models are estimated using state level data for the 1972-1991 time period. Health is proxied by total and age- specific mortality rates, as well as by 10 particular causes of death. Total mortality and nine of the ten sources of fatalities exhibit a procyclical variation, with suicides representing the important exception. The fluctuations in mortality are larger for 20-44 year olds than for older… Expand
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