We study a dynamic natural experiment involving nearly 3000 American women of age 50–64 to understand how a woman's propensity to receive an annual mammography changes over time after a co-worker is diagnosed with breast cancer. We find that in the year this event occurs the probability of screening drops by about 6 percentage points, off a base level of 70%. This impact effect is persistent for at least two years. Underlying mechanisms and implications for health policy are discussed.

Experiencing breast cancer at the workplace

ZANELLA, GIULIO;
2016

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We study a dynamic natural experiment involving nearly 3000 American women of age 50–64 to understand how a woman's propensity to receive an annual mammography changes over time after a co-worker is diagnosed with breast cancer. We find that in the year this event occurs the probability of screening drops by about 6 percentage points, off a base level of 70%. This impact effect is persistent for at least two years. Underlying mechanisms and implications for health policy are discussed.
Zanella, Giulio; Banerjee, Ritesh
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