Data and Code for: Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks: Evidence from Danish Administrative Records
- Fadlon, Itzik (University of California, San Diego)
- Nielsen, Torben Heien (University of Copenhagen)
AbstractWe 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.
1980-01-01 / 2011-12-31Time Period: Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1980--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011
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.
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