Health and Labor Market Performance: The Case of Diabetes

TitleHealth and Labor Market Performance: The Case of Diabetes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKahn, ME
JournalJournal of Labor Economics
Volume16
Issue4
Pagination878-899
Call Numberpubs_1998_Kahn_MJoLE.pdf
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This article documents improvements in diabetic labor market performance. Three cross-sectional data sets, from 1976, 1989, and 1992, are used to study trends in diabetic employment and earnings prospects. Results show that the labor force participation of diabetic women has significantly increased between 1976 and 1992, relative to diabetic men and nondiabetics. Results also indicate that relative to nondiabetic family heads of households, the income of the diabetic family has increased. These findings suggest that medical advance and technological change have helped to reduce the probability and effects of diabetic complications.

Endnote Keywords

Diabetic Status/Health Status/Economic Status/Labor Market

Endnote ID

8254

Citation Key6618