Effects of arthritis on wage earnings

R. V. Burkhauser, J. S. Butler, J. M. Mitchell, T. Pincus

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Arthritis is the most frequently reported health condition in the working-age population, reported by nearly one quarter of the age 45 to 64 population in the 1978 Social Security Survey of disability and work. An economic model of earnings, which controls for differences in socioeconomic characteristics and other health conditions, indicates that arthritis is responsible for an annual loss of approximately $17 billion in wage earnings in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalJournals of Gerontology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Aging


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