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Monday Health Economics Seminar

06.01.2017

This coming Monday Ingo Kolodziej will present his research project titled:

Effects of working part-time and full-time on physical and mental health in old age in Europe

We distinguish between part-time and full-time work activity and analyse their effects on the physical and mental health conditions of older workers in Europe. We use statutory eligibility ages for receiving retirement benefits as instruments for part-time and full-time work decisions to avoid the potential bias that deteriorating health conditions can cause employees to work fewer hours or not at all. We also control for unobserved heterogeneity across individuals. We find that working full-time deteriorates general health, reduces body weight, increases depression symptoms, and has a negative effect on word recall but a positive effect on numeracy skills. Working part-time has the opposite effects that are larger in magnitude. A comparison of the results obtained in Europe with those obtained in the United States in an earlier study shows that health responses to working part-time and full-time in old age differ across Europe and the United States.


Jobs at CINCH & Leibniz ScienceCampus Ruhr

12.12.2016

There're two open vacancies for jobs in the health economic sector:

The University of Duisburg-Essen seeks to fill the following position at the Health Economics Research Center CINCH and the Leibniz ScienceCampus Ruhr at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration: 1 Researcher (Pay grade 13 TV-L, 100%).

Starting date: at the earliest possible date.
Contract duration: 36 months
Application deadline: 16 January 2017

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The University of Duisburg-Essen seeks to fill the following position at the Leibniz ScienceCampus Ruhr at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration: 1 Researcher/Doctoral Student (Pay grade 13 TV-L, 75%).

Starting date: at the earliest possible date.
Contract duration: 4 years
Application deadline: 16 January 2017

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Monday Health Economics Seminar

12.12.2016

On Monday December 19th, 2016 Martin Fischer will present his research project titled:

Does increased schooling improve and equalise health? Results from two quasi-experiments in Sweden

This study examines the causal impact of years of schooling on health and health inequality exploiting two Swedish school reforms that increase compulsory years of schooling from 7 to 8 or from 7 to 9 years as quasi-experiments. While the first reform is a pure extension of the compulsory years of education the latter additionally changed the school system to a comprehensive school system. We utilise health data from both population based registers and a large survey dataset to investigate the impact on the level of health and socioeconomic inequalities in mortality, health utility, bad health and smoking, mental health, cancer and obesity.