The Effects of Job Displacement on Health: Evidence from the Economic Restructuring in Urban China-湖南大学经济管理研究中心
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The Effects of Job Displacement on Health: Evidence from the Economic Restructuring in Urban China

来源:湖南大学经济与管理研究中心 日期:2018-04-04 作者:

题:The Effects of Job Displacement on Health: Evidence from the Economic Restructuring in Urban China

主讲人:Dr. Jinquan Gong (Post Doctor at NSD)

间:April 8th (Sunday) : 12:30-14:00PM

点:Room 213, Shuishang Teaching Building

概要(Abstract):

In the late 1990s, the Chinese government initiated dramatic reform in its state-sector enterprises, which caused millions of workers to lose their jobs. Using data obtained from the China Health and Nutrition Survey, we employ fixed-effect methods to explore the effects of displacement on the dismissed workers' health status. Our results show that these displaced workers are more likely to report having poor health and suffer from chronic conditions, such as hypertension and stroke. The effect on chronic conditions appears only in the long run. In addition, we find that the displaced workers are less likely to be covered by health insurance, less likely to see a doctor when they are ill, and more likely to engage in unhealthy behavior such as smoking, which may help explain the poor health outcomes of these individuals. Moreover, we show that the health effects are heterogeneous among different groups of individuals.

Introduction of the Speaker:

Dr. Jinquan Gong got his Ph.D. degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Now he is a post doctor at National School of Development of Peking University. His field of specialization is Labor Economics. His paper has been published in China Economic Review.


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