whp volume 9, issue 4, P79-97 2007 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2007.19516 View full text
Sharanjit Uppal, Sisira Sarma

Abstract: This paper explores the intricate relationship between the health status of the elderly and their labour market participation in rural and urban India. Data for the study are drawn from a nationally representative survey-the 1995/96 National Sample Survey. Using probit regression and propensity-score matching techniques, we found that chronic illnesses and disabilities negatively impact labour market participation across all model specifications and estimation techniques. The effect is stronger in rural than i…

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