Unemployment and self-assessed health: evidence from panel data.

  title={Unemployment and self-assessed health: evidence from panel data.},
  author={Petri B{\"o}ckerman and Pekka Ilmakunnas},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={18 2},
We examine the relationship between unemployment and self-assessed health using the European Community Household Panel for Finland over the period 1996-2001. Our results show that the event of becoming unemployed does not matter as such for self-assessed health. The health status of those that end up being unemployed is lower than that of the continually employed. Therefore, persons who have poor health are being selected for the pool of the unemployed. This explains why, in a cross-section… CONTINUE READING
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