The impact of diabetes on employment

Genetic IVs in a bivariate probit

H. Shelton Brown, Jose Pagan, Elena Bastida

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Abstract

Diabetes has been shown to have a detrimental impact on employment and labor market productivity, which results in lost work days and higher mortality/disability. This study utilizes data from the Border Epidemiologic Study on Aging to analyze the endogeneity of diabetes in an employment model. We use family history of diabetes as genetic instrumental variables. We show that assuming that diabetes is an exogenous variable results in an overestimate (underestimate) of the negative impact of diabetes on female (male) employment. Our results are particularly relevant in the case of populations where genetic predisposition has an important role in the etiology of diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-544
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Economics
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

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chronic illness
Population Genetics
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Epidemiologic Studies
Mortality
etiology
genealogy
Bivariate probit
Diabetes
labor market
mortality
productivity
disability

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Econometrics
  • IV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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The impact of diabetes on employment : Genetic IVs in a bivariate probit. / Brown, H. Shelton; Pagan, Jose; Bastida, Elena.

In: Health Economics, Vol. 14, No. 5, 05.2005, p. 537-544.

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Brown, H. Shelton ; Pagan, Jose ; Bastida, Elena. / The impact of diabetes on employment : Genetic IVs in a bivariate probit. In: Health Economics. 2005 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 537-544.
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