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Mardi 14 février 2023

Prochain séminaire du GAINS

Prochain séminaire du GAINS

Le prochain séminaire du GAINS a lieu le 14 février de 10h30 à 12h00. 


Sylvie BLASCO présentera un papier intitulé The impact of parents' health shocks on children's health behaviors co-écrit avec Eva MORENO GALBIS (Aix-Marseille Université, AMSE) et Jérémy TANGUY (Université Savoie Mont Blanc, IREGE).



Abstract : Recent literature has failed to provide significant impact of health events of social contacts on the individual smoking behavior. In this paper we assess how two smoking-related parental health shocks, lung cancer and other smoking-related cancer diagnosis, affect the offspring smoking behavior depending on the timing of the health shock. We use two strategies to isolate the informational shock effect from the transmission effect. First, we focus on individuals with parents having received a smoking-related cancer diagnosis and exploit heterogeneity in the age of the individual at the moment of the diagnosis. We find that the informational shock effect outweighs the transmission effect only for individuals exposed to a parental lung cancer diagnosis. We then build a retrospective panel and use individual fixed effects to absorb the transmission effect. Doing so, we confirm that the informational shock effect associated with parental lung cancer diagnosis is particularly important for individuals exposed between 15 and 18 years.

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