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Replication data for: Recessions, Older Workers, and Longevity: How Long Are Recessions Good for Your Health?

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Coile, Courtney C.
  • Levine, Phillip B.
  • McKnight, Robin
Publication Date
2014-01-02
Description
  • Abstract

    Although past research has found that recessions reduce contemporaneous mortality, workers nearing retirement age may experience reduced longevity attributable to lengthy unemployment spells and lost health insurance at a particularly vulnerable time. To test this hypothesis, we generate age-specific cohort survival probabilities using 1965–2008 Vital Statistics mortality data and link them to labor market conditions at earlier ages. Our results indicate that experiencing a recession in one's late 50s reduces longevity. We also find that it leads to several years of reduced employment, health insurance coverage, and health care utilization, which may contribute to the lower long-term likelihood of survival.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.3.92 (Text)
Publications
  • Coile, Courtney C., Phillip B. Levine, and Robin McKnight. “Recessions, Older Workers, and Longevity: How Long Are Recessions Good for Your Health?” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 3 (August 2014): 92–119. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.3.92.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.3.92 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Coile, Courtney C.; Levine, Phillip B.; McKnight, Robin (2014): Replication data for: Recessions, Older Workers, and Longevity: How Long Are Recessions Good for Your Health?. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114874