Health Responses to a Wealth Shock: Evidence from a Swedish Tax Reform

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Erixson, Oscar;
  • Publisher: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) Stockholm
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00148-017-0651-2
  • Subject: Inheritances | D10 | H30 | Inheritance | I10 | I12 | I14 | inheritances; tax reform; wealth shock; objective health | Economics | Objective health | Nationalekonomi | Tax reform | Wealth shock
    • jel: jel:D10 | jel:I10 | jel:H30 | jel:I14 | jel:I12
      ddc: ddc:330

This essay contributes in two ways to the literature on the effects of economic circumstances on health. First, it deals with reverse causality and omitted variable bias by exploiting exogenous variation in inherited wealth generated by the unexpected repeal of the Swed... View more
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