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Can Migration Make Deadly Recessions Look Healthy? Evidence From Large-scale Linked Microdata

@inproceedings{Beach2018CanMM,
  title={Can Migration Make Deadly Recessions Look Healthy? Evidence From Large-scale Linked Microdata},
  author={B. Beach and W. W. Hanlon},
  year={2018}
}
  • B. Beach, W. W. Hanlon
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • We show that the standard aggregate-data methodology employed to examine the relationship between recessions and mortality may be biased when people move in response to recessions. We offer direct evidence of this “migration bias” using a historical setting that provides both large-scale longitudinal microdata and an exogenous shock to local economic conditions. This allows us to estimate the recession-mortality relationship using methodologies that differ only by whether they account for… CONTINUE READING

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