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The Effects of Job Displacement on the Onset and Progression of Diabetes
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Are there negative health effects from losing the job? We analyze the causal effect of job displacement on diabetes incidence and prevalence. Type 2 diabetes is an illness that is directly affected by lifestyle factors and psychosocial stress, and with severe sideeffects deteriorating the quality of life. We use rich Swedish register data that allows us to identify workers displaced through plant downsizing between 2002 and 2004, matched to detailed information on diabetes status from thedoi:10.2139/ssrn.1810556 fatcat:rjdpvtzffra2zh6hzu55sxv544