Does Unemployment Lead to a Less Healthy Lifestyle?

Micha Kaiser, Jan Michael Bauer, Alfonso Sousa-Poza

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    Abstrakt

    In this article, we use 22 years of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel and information on plant closures to investigate the effects of unemployment on four indicators of unhealthy lifestyles: diet, alcohol consumption, smoking and (a lack of) physical activity. In contrast to much of the existing literature, which unlike our analysis is unable to assess causality, our results provide little evidence that unemployment gives rise to unhealthy lifestyles.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftApplied Economics Letters
    Vol/bind24
    Udgave nummer12
    Sider (fra-til)815-819
    Antal sider5
    ISSN1350-4851
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2017

    Emneord

    • Smoking
    • Alcohol
    • Consumption
    • Physical activity
    • Diet

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