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|Abstract:||We use longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study to investigate the impacts of the Great Recession on the health of mothers. We focus on a wide range of physical and mental health outcomes, as well as health behaviors. We find that increases in the unemployment rate decrease self-reported health status and increase smoking and drug use. We also find evidence of heterogeneous impacts. Disadvantaged mothers—African-American, Hispanic, less educated, and unmarried–experience greater deterioration in their health than advantaged mothers—those who are white, married, and college educated.|
|Electronic Publication Date:||17-Nov-2015|
|Citation:||Currie, Janet M., Duque, Valentina, Garfinkel, Irwin. (2015). The Great Recession and Mothers' Health. The Economic Journal, 125 (588), F311 - F346. doi:10.1111/ecoj.12239|
|Pages:||F311 - F346|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||The Economic Journal|
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