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Workplace interactions and fear of breast cancer: evidence from a dynamic natural experiment∗

@inproceedings{Zanella2012WorkplaceIA,
  title={Workplace interactions and fear of breast cancer: evidence from a dynamic natural experiment∗},
  author={Giulio Zanella and Ritesh Banerjee},
  year={2012}
}
We study a dynamic natural experiment in which groups of women are randomly exposed to breast cancer via workplace social interactions, through colleagues who are diagnosed with the disease. We find that women in such (treatment) groups reduce their propensity to perform a screening mammography by almost 14 percentage points relative to other (control) women, on a basis of 72 percentage points, in the year in which the event occurs. This impact effect slowly diminishes in the following years… 

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