Identification of the Effect of Depression on Risky Sexual Behavior: Exploiting a Natural Experiment

Depression is pervasive in the US particularly among women. The costs in terms of direct medical costs and forgone earnings are substantial. This paper investigates an additional cost of depression. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health, we use a unique instrument, th...

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Volume: 102
Main Author: Susan L. Averett
Yang Wang
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: NASHVILLE American Economic Association 01.05.2012
AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC
published in: The American economic review Vol. 102; no. 3; pp. 570 - 574
Data of publication: 20120501
ISSN: 0002-8282
1944-7981
EISSN: 1944-7981
Discipline: Economics
Law
Subjects:
Sex
Online Access: Fulltext
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