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Лучше ли быть здоровым? Экономическая отдача от здоровья в России

Кузьмич О. С., Рощин С. Ю.

This paper considers the economic returns to health in the Russian labor mar-ket. Empirical analysis the impact of health on labor supply and wages is provided on the base of RLMS data for 1994-2004. The problem of measuring health and dif-ferent of subjective and objective health characteristics are discussed. The problem of health endogeneity is concerned. The results of estimation show considerable negative influence of poor health and relatively less in absolute value positive influence of good health on employment. We also have found a positive impact of good health on earnings.