Chronic Diseases and Labor Market Outcomes in Egypt

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Lorenzo Rocco

University of Padua; University of Toulouse I

Kimie Tanabe

The World Bank

Marc Suhrcke

University of East Anglia

Elena Fumagalli

University Ca' Foscari of Venice and University of East Anglia

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

By causing a sizeable reduction in employment 6 percent and labor supply 19 percent, chronic diseases are responsible for a major efficiency loss in the Egyptian economy. Furthermore the impact of chronic diseases on the labor market is not uniformly distributed. The older and the less educated suffer a larger drop in the probability of being employed and in their supply of working hours. The authors estimate the reduced form equations of individual employment status, labor supply and the usual wage equation. They control for unobserved ability and individual preferences by means of a within-siblings estimator. Measurement errors in our self-reported health variable have been accounted for.

Keywords: Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Labor Markets, Disease Control & Prevention, Labor Policies, Population Policies

Suggested Citation

Rocco, Lorenzo and Tanabe, Kimie and Suhrcke, Marc and Fumagalli, Elena, Chronic Diseases and Labor Market Outcomes in Egypt (February 1, 2011). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5575. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1774422

Lorenzo Rocco (Contact Author)

University of Padua ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio, 2
Padova, Vicenza 35122
Italy

University of Toulouse I

Place Anatole France
Toulouse Cedex, F-31042
France

Kimie Tanabe

The World Bank ( email )

Human Development Unit
Middle East and North Africa Region
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Marc Suhrcke

University of East Anglia ( email )

Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

Elena Fumagalli

University Ca' Foscari of Venice and University of East Anglia ( email )

Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, Veneto 30123
Italy

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