The Economics of Grief

We study the short-run and long-run economic impact of one of the largest losses that an individual can face; the death of a child. We utilise unique registers on the entire Swedish population, combining information on the date and cause of death with parental outcomes. We exploit the longitudinal d...

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Volume: 127
Main Author: van den Berg, Gerard J
Lundborg, Petter
Vikström, Johan
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: OXFORD OXFORD UNIV PRESS 01.09.2017
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published in: The Economic journal (London) Vol. 127; no. 604; pp. 1794 - 1832
Data of publication: 2017-09-01
ISSN: 0013-0133
EISSN: 1468-0297
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We thank the Editor Kjell Salvanes, two anonymous referees, Sandra Black, Anna Sjögren, Peter Nilsson, Marcel Einerhand as well as seminar participants at SFI Copenhagen and IFAU Uppsala and participants at EALE and NKN conferences for very useful suggestions. Most of this work was carried out while Gerard van den Berg was at the University of Mannheim. He thanks the Humboldt Foundation for support. Thanks to Eva Mörk, Anna Sjögren and Helena Svaleryd for sharing their data with us.
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