The Earnings Effects of Health and Health-Related Activities: A Panel Data Approach

Title: The Earnings Effects of Health and Health-Related Activities: A Panel Data Approach
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: March 2015
Description:

We investigate the effects of health and health-related habits on earnings in China using panel data to control for unobserved heterogeneity related to individual traits and job characteristics. Health-related habits include smoking cigarettes, drinking tea, frequency of drinking alcohol and physical exercising. We find a significant and large impact of health status on earnings, controlling for schooling, experience and the unobserved individual heterogeneity and job heterogeneity. We also find that smoking has a strong negative effect on earnings net of health status, while the estimated effects of other health-related activities are statistically insignificant.

Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Yuxi Xiao, Belton Fleisher
Citation:

Xiao, Yuxi, Haizheng Li, and Belton M. Fleisher. "The Earnings Effects of Health and Health-Related Activities: A Panel Data Approach." Applied Economics 47.14 (2015):  1407-1423. 

Categories:
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Inequality and Poverty
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  • School of Economics