Toward a better estimation of the effect of job loss on health.

  title={Toward a better estimation of the effect of job loss on health.},
  author={Sarah A. Burgard and Jennie E. Brand and James S. House},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={48 4},
Previous research has shown that involuntary job loss may have negative health consequences, but existing analyses have not adequately adjusted for health selection or other confounding factors that could reveal the association to be spurious. Using two large, population-based longitudinal samples of U.S. workers from the Americans' Changing Lives Study and the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, this analysis goes further by using respondents' self-reports of the reasons for job loss and information… CONTINUE READING


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