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Breast Cancer Survival, Work, and Earnings

Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher

Bradley, C.J., H.L. Bednarek, and David Neumark. 2002. "Breast Cancer Survival, Work, and Earnings." Journal of Health Economics, 21(5): 757-779.

Relying on data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) linked to longitudinal social security earnings data, we examine differences between breast cancer survivors and a non-cancer control group in employment, hours worked, wages, and earnings. Overall, breast cancer has a negative impact on employment. However, among survivors who work, hours of work, wages, and earnings are higher compared to women in the control group. We explore possible biases underlying these estimates, focusing on selection, but cannot rule out a causal interpretation. Our research points to heterogeneous labor market responses to breast cancer, and shows that breast cancer does not appear to be debilitating for women who remain in the work force. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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