Risky lifestyle choices of women with breast cancer

Chloe, Michel ; Sovinsky, Michelle ; Stern, Steven

URL: https://www.crctr224.de/en/research-output/discuss...
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2021
The title of a journal, publication series: Discussion paper / CRC TR 224
Volume: 069
Place of publication: Bonn ; Mannheim
Publishing house: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 224
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Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Empirische Industrieökonomik, Angewandte Gesundheitsökonomik (Sovinsky 2015-)
Subject: 330 Economics
610 Medicine and health
Classification: JEL: I12 , J16 , C36, , ,
Keywords (English): breast cancer , risky health behavior , health economics
Abstract: Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics on breast cancer diagnosis and lifestyle choices, we estimate how being diagnosed influences smoking, drinking, and exercising habits for more than 8000 women over the period 1999 to 2011. Controlling for unobserved heterogeneity, persistence in potentially addictive behaviors, and correlation across behaviors, we find that the impact of a diagnosis has a different effect on smoking, drinking, and exercising behavior. Furthermore, the impact depends upon the recency of the diagnosis. Recently diagnosed women exercise and smoke less but do not change their drinking habits relative to healthy women. Our approach provides insight into what extent women who are faced with negative information about life expectancy take this into consideration when deciding to engage in risky behaviors that might further affect their survival in a significant way.

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