IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Health and Labor Markets

Organizers: Solomon Polachek (Binghamton University, New York and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:November 03, 2017 - November 04, 2017

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 45 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++

Friday, November 03:

08:00 - 08:35   Registration
08:35 - 08:40   Welcome
Solomon W. Polachek (Binghampton University, New York and IZA)
        Session A: Employment, Wages and Health
08:40 - 09:40   Michael Grossman (CUNY Graduate Center, NBER and IZA), Daniel Dench (City University of New York)
  "Health and the Wage Rate: Cause, Effect, Both, or Neither? New Evidence on an Old Question"
09:40 - 10:40   Zornitza Kambourova (Utrecht University), Wolter Hassink (Utrecht University and IZA), Adriaan Kalwij (Utrecht University)
  "Women's Employment Adjustments after an Adverse Health Event"
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session B: Medical Innovation, Health Insurance and Labor Market Outcomes
11:00 - 12:00   Vincent Pohl (University of Georgia), Sung-Hee Jeon (Statistics Canada)
  "Labor Market Effects of Medical Innovation: The Case of Breast and Prostate Cancer"
12:00 - 13:00   Thomas DeLeire (Georgetown University and IZA)
  "The Effect of Disenrollment from Medicaid on Employment, Insurance Coverage, and Health Care Utilization"
13:00 - 14:10   Lunch
        Session C: Sickness Absence
14:10 - 15:10   Laszlo Goerke (IAAEU, University of Trier and IZA), Olga Lorenz (IAAEU, University of Trier)
  "Commuting and Sickness Absence"
15:10 - 16:10   Harald Dale-Olsen (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Alex Bryson (University College London and IZA)
  "Does Sick Pay Affect Workplace Absence?"
16:10 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30   Marton Csillag (Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis)
  "The Incentive Effects of Sickness Absence Compensation - Analysis of a "Natural Experiment" in Eastern Europe"
19:00       Dinner

Saturday, November 04:

        Session D: Unemployment and Workers Health
08:40 - 09:40   Janet Currie (Princeton University and IZA)
  "Opioids and Unemployment: Is There a Connection"
09:40 - 10:40   Annette Bergemann (University of Bristol and IZA), Erik Groenqvist (University of Uppsala)
  "The Effect of Job Displacement on the Onset of Diabetes"
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session E: Employment, Health and Older Workers
11:00 - 12:00   Pierre-Carl Michaud (HEC Montreal and IZA), Italo A. Gutierrez (RAND Corporation)
  "Whistle While You Work: Job Insecurity and Older Workers’ Mental Health in the United States"
12:00 - 13:00   Jack Britton (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Richard Blundell (University College London and IZA), Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and IZA), Eric French (University College London)
  "The Dynamic Effects of Health on the Employment of Older Workers"
13:00 - 14:10   Lunch
        Session F: Education, Social Disadvantage and Health
14:10 - 15:10   Lena Janys (University of Bonn), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol and IZA), Kaare Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)
  "The Effect of Education on Mortality"
15:10 - 16:10   Carl Lin (Bucknell University and IZA), Yana van der Meulen Rodgers (Rutgers University)
  "Social Disadvantage and Child Health among China’s Rural-Urban Migrant Households"
16:10 - 16:15   Final Remarks
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Nottingham and IZA)