The Health Toll of Import Competition ∗

  title={The Health Toll of Import Competition ∗},
  author={J er{\^o}me Adda and Yarine Fawaz},
This paper assesses the effect of import competition on the health of US workers by exploiting over 52 million individual observations on health and mortality. We first show that import shocks affect employment and income, but only in areas with a high proportion of routine tasks. In those areas, we find that import had a detrimental effect on physical and… CONTINUE READING