Health and Labor Markets Vol: 47

Solomon W. Polachek
University of New York at Binghamton, USA

Konstantinos Tatsiramos
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781789738629
Published:
11 Jul 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
315 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Research in Labor Economics
A country's economic productivity is directly related to the health of its workforce. Thus, how a nation allocates resources to the physical health of its population is of vital importance in establishing the economic well-being of its citizens. 
This volume contains nine original and innovative articles that investigate the relationship between a nation's health policies, employee health and resulting labor market outcomes. Topics include the direct link between employees' health and wages, the employment impact of an unfavorable health shock, the relationship between job insecurity and a worker's mental health, the effect of career disruptions on already chronically ill workers, the consequences of arbitrary health insurance disenrollments, the impact of reducing publically available sick day benefits, the repercussions of increasing employers' sick pay benefits on absenteeism, the relationship between economic conditions and opioid abuse, and the consequences of parental migration on children's health.  
For researchers and students of labor economics, or anyone interested in understanding how a country's health policies affect its economic productivity, this volume is a fundamental text.
PREFACE; Solomon W. Polachek and, Konstantinos Tatsiramos
1. HEALTH AND THE WAGE RATE: CAUSE, EFFECT, BOTH, OR NEITHER? NEW EVIDENCE ON AN OLD QUESTION; Daniel Dench and Michael Grossman 
2. WOMEN'S LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION AFTER AN ADVERSE HEALTH EVENT; Zornitza Kambourova, Wolter Hassink, Adriaan Kalwij 
3. JOB INSECURITY AND OLDER WORKERS' MENTAL HEALTH IN THE UNITED STATES; Italo A. Gutierrez and Pierre-Carl Michaud 
4. DIABETES MORBIDITY AFTER DISPLACEMENT; Annette Bergemann, Erik Grönqvist and Soffia Guðbjörnsdóttir 
5. THE EFFECT OF DISENROLLMENT FROM MEDICAID ON EMPLOYMENT, INSURANCE COVERAGE, HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION; Thomas DeLeire 
6. THE INCENTIVE EFFECTS OF SICKNESS ABSENCE COMPENSATION - ANALYSIS OF A "NATURAL EXPERIMENT" IN EASTERN EUROPE; Márton Csillag 
7. THE ROLE OF EMPLOYER-PROVIDED SICK PAY IN BRITAIN AND NORWAY; Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen 
8. U.S. EMPLOYMENT AND OPIOIDS: IS THERE A CONNECTION?; Janet Currie, Jonas Jin and Molly Schnell 
9. PARENTAL MIGRATION DECISIONS AND CHILD HEALTH OUTCOMES: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA; Carl Lin and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers
Solomon W. Polachek is a Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton University), where he has taught since 1983. His Ph.D. is from Columbia University, and he has had post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago and Stanford University, and visiting faculty appointments at the Catholic University of Leuven, Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities, Princeton, and Kasetsart University.  
Konstantinos Tatsiramos holds a Joint Professorship in Labour Economics at the University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). His Ph.D. is from the European University Institute, and he has had academic positions at the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).

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