International workshop on cancer and labour outcomes

Країна: Франція

Місто: Paris

Тези до: 15.06.2015

Дати: 28.09.15 — 29.09.15

Область наук: Економічні; Медичні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: .

Організатори: IRDES


In most developed countries, the fight against cancer has become a public health priority. Given the life expectancy gains of cancer survivors during the last three decades, the quality of life including the ability to work has become a major feature of public policy. Economic literature examining relationship between cancer and employment generally shows that cancer onset has a negative impact on labour market participation, the probability of being employed and the number of hours worked. Several studies also highlight the existence of gender effects partly due to the cancer site (breast cancer being particularly prevalent in women).

However, the impact that both diagnosis and treatment has on cancer survivors’ total ability to work is not yet fully understood. This call for papers, focused on cancer and labour market outcomes, aims at gathering high quality economic research to improve our knowledge concerning the links between cancer onset and employment, unemployment or inactivity situations as well as career effects along the life cycle. It clearly aims to establish an international comparison (databases, methodologies, labor markets ...). All papers whether based on cross-sectional or on panel data or combining different database including matching with administrative ones, are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Heterogeneity of cancer patients and survivors in terms of gender, age, levels of education and prediction of job retention or RTW (return to work).

  2. Comparison of labour market outcomes after cancer and other chronic diseases

  3. Employer and colleagues-made work and task adjustments: workloads, demands and support.

  4. Quality of work during and after treatment: fatigue, anxiety, depression.

  5. Effects of advice and guidance of practitioners on RTW.

  6. Evaluation of public policy interventions aimed at improving outcomes on labour market of cancer survivors

We welcome all papers on economics, epidemiology, public health and statistics.

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