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Diabetes Morbidity After Displacement

Health and Labor Markets

ISBN: 978-1-78973-862-9, eISBN: 978-1-78973-861-2

Publication date: 11 July 2019


We investigate how career disruptions in terms of job loss may impact morbidity for individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Combining unique, high-quality longitudinal data from the Swedish National Diabetes Register (NDR) with matched employer–employee data, we focus on individuals diagnosed with T2D, who are established on the labor market and who lose their job in a mass layoff. Using a conditional difference-in-differences evaluation approach, our results give limited support for job loss having an impact on health behavior, diabetes progression, and cardiovascular risk factors.



Bergemann, A., Grönqvist, E. and Guðbjörnsdóttir, S. (2019), "Diabetes Morbidity After Displacement ", Health and Labor Markets (Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 47), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 99-154.



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