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Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks: Evidence from Danish Administrative Records

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1
Resource Type
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Creator
  • Fadlon, Itzik (University of California, San Diego)
  • Nielsen, Torben Heien (University of Copenhagen)
Publication Date
2020-04-13
Description
  • Abstract

    We provide new evidence on households’ labor supply responses to fatal and severe non-fatal health shocks in the short- and medium-run. To identify causal effects, we leverage administrative data on Danish families and construct counterfactuals using households that experience the same event a few years apart. Fatal events lead to considerable increases in surviving spouses’ labor supply, which the evidence suggests is driven by families who experience significant income losses. Non-fatal shocks have no meaningful effects on spousal labor supply, consistent with their adequate insurance coverage. The results support self-insurance as a driving mechanism for the family labor supply responses.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E118908V2
Publications
  • Fadlon, Itzik, and Torben Heien Nielsen. “Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks: Evidence from Danish Administrative Records.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-06-03 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2020-04-13

Fadlon, Itzik; Nielsen, Torben Heien (2020): Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks: Evidence from Danish Administrative Records. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E118908V1