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Author: Harrati, Amal
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1. Harrati, Amal
Heburn, Peter
Gender Differences in the Life Course Effects of Unemployment on Mid- and Later-Life Health
Innovation in Aging 4, S1 (December 2020): 585.
Also: https://academic.oup.com/innovateage/article/4/Supplement_1/585/6035962
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Keyword(s): Gender Differences; Health, Chronic Conditions; Health, Mental; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Life Course; Unemployment

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There is substantial evidence that unemployment is associated with adverse health. Given different lifetime employment patterns, these effects may differ between men and women. However, current studies often only characterize unemployment as a one-time shock, and measure the effects on health shortly thereafter. Using unique data available from The National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1979, we characterize employment trajectories for a nationally-representative sample of American men and women for every week of their lives between the ages of 18 and 50 years old. We then explore associations between unemployment and a number of health conditions including cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and depression at age 50--when the onset of chronic health conditions often begins—to examine the cumulative effects of unemployment over the life course on later-life health. We find that men and women have different patterns of lifetime unemployment and that these patterns have strong associations with poorer health at age 50.
Bibliography Citation
Harrati, Amal and Peter Heburn. "Gender Differences in the Life Course Effects of Unemployment on Mid- and Later-Life Health." Innovation in Aging 4, S1 (December 2020): 585.
2. Stewart, Holly
Modrek, Sepideh
Harrati, Amal
Work-Life Trajectories in Young Adulthood: Insights Across Generations of American Women
Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY97
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Cohabitation; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Labor Force Participation; Marital Status

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

In the United States, generations of women differ substantially in their labor market and socialization experiences when young, and a rich social sciences literature registers salient changes in labor market participation, cohabitation, marriage, and parenthood over the past half-century. A more concerted study of patterning of sociodemographic variables in time may provide key insights regarding patterns of social stratification across generations as well as long-run outcomes including lifetime earnings, risk of poverty in old age, life-expectancy, and overall health. In the present study, we explore work-life trajectories in young adulthood across two generations of American women using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and 1997 and identify sociologically meaningful, parsimonious set of work-life trajectories within each generation using sequence analysis. The present study adds to previous efforts to characterize work-life trajectories through inclusion of "disemployment" and "cohabitation" in our definitions of employment status and marital status, respectively.
Bibliography Citation
Stewart, Holly, Sepideh Modrek and Amal Harrati. "Work-Life Trajectories in Young Adulthood: Insights Across Generations of American Women." Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017.