Cancer Survivorship, Health Insurance, and Employment Transitions among Older Workers

TitleCancer Survivorship, Health Insurance, and Employment Transitions among Older Workers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTunceli, K, Short, PF, Moran, JR, Tunceli, O
JournalInquiry
Volume46
Issue1
Pagination17-32
Call Numbernewpubs20090908_Tunceli.pdf
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance
Abstract

This study examined the effect of job-related health insurance on employment transitions (labor force exits, reductions in hours, and job changes) of older working cancer survivors. Using multivariate models, we compared longitudinal data for the period 1997-2002 from the Penn State Cancer Survivor Study to similar data for workers with no cancer history in the Health and Retirement Study, who were also ages 55 to 64 at follow-up. The interaction of cancer survivorship with health insurance at diagnosis was negative and significant in predicting labor force exits, job changes, and transitions to part-time employment for both genders. The differential effect of job-related health insurance on the labor market dynamics of cancer survivors represents an additional component of the economic and psychosocial burden of cancer on survivors.

Notes

PMID: 19489481

Endnote Keywords

Health Insurance/Employment/CANCER/labor market behavior

Endnote ID

20460

Citation Key7310
PubMed ID19489481
PubMed Central IDPMC4111898