【AEW webinar】 Work, Health, and Mortality: The Case of WLEMMAs during the Shale Boom and Bust & Malleability of Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from Migrants

  • 研討會日期 : 2021-12-09
  • 時間 : 08:30
  • 主講人 : Professor Kevin Milligan & Elaine Liu
  • 地點 : Register and join online
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Milligan received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Toronto in 2001. He is a Professor of Economics in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is also affiliated with the C.D. Howe Institute and the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research spans the fields of public and labour economics, with a focus on the economics of children and the elderly, as well as other tax and labour market policy topics. Professor Liu received her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2008. She is currently an Associate Professor at University of Houston. Her research interests are Development Economics, Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Labor Economics .
  • 演講摘要 : White, lower-educated, males in middle-age (WLEMMAs) have seen broad-based declines in socio-economic outcomes in recent decades, sparking a debate about the factors driving the decline. But not all WLEMMAs live in areas undergoing economic decline—WLEMMAs also comprise the majority of those working in the energy extraction sector, an industry that has undergone strong positive and negative economic shocks over this same era. Using the timing of the boom and bust across the United States, instruments are formed to predict the strength of the local labor demand shock. The shale oil boom and bust allows for the testing of symmetric effects, which bolsters the case for economic forces as an important factor driving the outcomes of WLEMMAs. We find that the boom led to sharply better labor market outcomes and improvements in health. We also find starkly different effects on mortality across ages, with younger males showing an increase and older ages a decrease in mortality during Collapse.