April 2021

Labor Market Effects of the Oxycodone-Heroin Epidemic

David Cho, Daniel I. Garcia, Joshua Montes, and Alison Weingarden


We estimate the causal results of heroin use on labor market outcomes by proxying for heroin use sms lån på minuttet prior exposure to oxycodone, the greatest of the prescription opioids sms lån på minuttet a properly-documented history of abuse. After a nationwide tightening sms lån på minuttetin the provision of oxycodone in 2010, states sms lån på minuttet greater prior exposure to oxycodone skilled great greater will increase in heroin use and mortality. We acquire will increase in heroin use ended in declines in employment and labor pressure participation charges, seriously for white, young, and no more trained groups, per the profile of oxycodone misusers. The outcomes present the significance of extending past prescriptions when accounting for the labor market results of the opioid disaster.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2021.025

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