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Data and Code for: Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks: Evidence from Danish Administrative Records

Version
2
Resource Type
Dataset : program source code
Creator
  • Fadlon, Itzik (University of California, San Diego)
  • Nielsen, Torben Heien (University of Copenhagen)
Publication Date
2020-06-02
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.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-01-01 / 2011-12-31
    Time Period: Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1980--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2011
Geographic Coverage
  • Denmark
Availability
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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: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-06-03

Fadlon, Itzik; Nielsen, Torben Heien (2020): Data and Code for: Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks: Evidence from Danish Administrative Records. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E118908V2