Breast Cancer Survival, Work, and Earnings

TitleBreast Cancer Survival, Work, and Earnings
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBradley, CJ, Bednarek, H, Neumark, D
InstitutionNBER
KeywordsDemographics, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance, Methodology, Other, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Security, Women and Minorities
Abstract

Breast cancer became more and more of an issue over the course of the 1980s. Due to increased understanding of the disease and better treatment most women are expected to survive and many continue to work throughout the difficult time. Thus, it is important to understand the quality of life that people afflicted with this illness are able to maintain. The researchers look at differences in employment, wages, hours worked, and earnings between those with breast cancer and those without. By way of intensive data analysis the researchers conclude that the majority of people with this illness decide not to work. For those people that survive the illness and work, the number of hours worked and the annual earnings are higher then those people that never had the disease. The analysis is described in detail with many possible problems and other data sources presented.

Endnote Keywords

Breast Neoplasms/Economics/Mortality/Radiography/Cohort Studies/Diagnostic Tests, Routine/Efficiency/Employment/Economics/Statistics and Numerical Data/Female/Human/Longitudinal Studies/Mammography/Utilization/Middle Age/Models, Econometric/Probability/Research Design/Retirement/Salaries and Fringe Benefits/Statistics and Numerical Data/Social Security/Support, U.S. Government--PHS/Survivors/Statistics and Numerical Data/United States/Epidemiology/Women, Working/Statistics and Numerical Data

Endnote ID

6598

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