This paper examines the impact of health status on the duration of unemployment spells and finds that individuals with impaired health will have significantly longer unemployment spells. These longer unemployment spells will result in the stock of unemployed being composed of a larger proportion of individuals with impaired health than the stock of employed. Although, this difference in composition between the stock of unemployed and stock of employed can account for some of the observed difference in mortality rates, it cannot explain all of the difference observed in earlier studies. Copyright

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Keywords Duration analysis, Health status, Unemployment
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6296(01)00087-X
Journal Journal of Health Economics
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Stewart, J. (2001). The impact of health status on the duration of unemployment spells and the implications for studies of the impact of unemployment on health status. Journal of Health Economics, 20(5), 781–796. doi:10.1016/S0167-6296(01)00087-X