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Short-term effects of breast cancer on labor market attachment: Results from a longitudinal study

Department of Medicine, B412 Clinical Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
Journal of Health Economics (Impact Factor: 2.25). 02/2005; 24(1):137-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2004.07.003
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ABSTRACT In this longitudinal study, we examine the consequences of breast cancer for women's labor market attachment for the 6-month period following diagnosis. Women with breast cancer, with the exception of those having in situ cancer, were less likely to work 6 months following diagnosis relative to a control sample of women drawn from the Current Population Survey. Breast cancer's non-employment effect appears to be twice as large for African-American women. Women with breast cancer who remained working worked fewer hours than women in the control group.

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    • "Il est également intéressant de regarder l'impact du cancer du sein sur l'emploi, cancer le plus fréquent chez les femmes, qui est également fortement représenté dans l'enquête que nous exploitons. Il semble que, dans la plupart des études, il n'y ait pas de consensus clair sur l'impact du cancer du sein sur l'emploi : certaines études montrent un impact négligeable (Satariano et al., 1996 ; Bloom et al., 2004), d'autres mettent en évidence un impact réel sur la participation (Maunsell et al., 2004 ; Bradley et al., 2005 ). Une étude française dédiée à l'impact de ce cancer met en évidence les risques de détérioration de la situation professionnelle même à relativement court terme (Bascetto et al., 2009) : parmi les femmes atteintes d'un cancer du sein qui étaient en emploi au moment du diagnostic, 80 % sont en emploi deux ans plus tard. "
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    • "Furthermore, the specific sample under analysis and the type of health shock considered seem to matter. Bradley et al. (2005) find that married women who develop breast cancer are more likely to continue working and even increase the intensity of their labor supply compared to those who do not. The labor supply response following a health shock should depend on having access to health insurance. "
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    • "Five U.S. studies with particularly strong research designs (Steiner, 2004) have compared cancer survivors who were working at diagnosis to other adults with a similar employment history. Two of these studies, by Bradley and colleagues, of female breast cancer (Bradley et al., 2005a) and prostate cancer (Bradley et al., 2005b) survivors in Detroit, found that significant reductions in employment rates for cancer survivors 6 months after diagnosis did not persist after 12 or 18 months (Bradley et al., 2007). A third study of older working breast cancer survivors in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) found that the employment rate of survivors was reduced by 7 percentage points, but that hours, wages, and earnings of survivors who continued to work were significantly higher compared to working women in the control group (Bradley, Bednarek, and Neumark, 2002). "
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