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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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