The paper by Center's research fellows on the effect of health shocks on labour market outcomes was published in Cambridge Journal of Economics
Congratulations to Ekaterina Aleksandrova, Venera Albaeva, and Christopher Gerry on the publication of their paper "The effect of health shocks on labor market outcomes in Russia" in Cambridge Journal of Economics!
This study examines the effects of individual health shocks on labour market outcomes in the Russian Federation during the period 2000–2018. Employing data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey—Higher School of Economics, we demonstrate that adverse health shocks have negative consequences for employment, wages, and income. We find that the effects are strongest for males, the less educated, those on lower incomes, those in middle-ranking and professional occupations, and for those experiencing the most severe health shocks. However, consistent with our knowledge of the Russian labour market, we also observe that the wage and income elasticities are considerably higher than the employment elasticities and above those reported for other countries. Understanding how to attenuate the negative labour market consequences associated with health shocks is paramount and we, therefore, consider the potential role that labour, health and social policies can play in mitigating risk.
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