The Effect of Job Loss on Health: Evidence from Biomarkers.

  title={The Effect of Job Loss on Health: Evidence from Biomarkers.},
  author={Pierre-Carl Michaud and Eileen Crimmins and Michael D. Hurd},
  journal={Labour economics},
We estimate the effect of job loss on objective measures of physiological dysregulation using biomarker measures collected by the Health and Retirement Study in 2006 and 2008 and longitudinal self-reports of work status. We distinguishing between mass or individual layoffs, and business closures. Workers who are laid off from their job have lower biomarker measures of health, whereas workers laid off in the context of a business closure do not. Estimates matching respondents wave-by-wave on… CONTINUE READING
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