Cancer survivorship, health insurance, and employment transitions among older workers

Kaan Tunceli, Pamela Farley Short, John R. Moran, Ozgur Tunceli

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This study examined the effect of job-related health insurance on employment transitions (labor force exits, reductions in hours, and job changes) of older working cancer survivors. Using multivariate models, we compared longitudinal data for the period 1997-2002 from the Penn State Cancer Survivor Study to similar data for workers with no cancer history in the Health and Retirement Study, who were also ages 55 to 64 at follow-up. The interaction ofcancer survivorship with health insurance at diagnosis was negative and significant in predicting labor force exits, job changes, and transitions to part-time employment for both genders. The differential effect ofjob-related health insurance on the labor market dynamics ofcancer survivors represents an additional component ofthe economic and psychosocial burden ofcancer on survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-32
Number of pages16
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy


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