Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Monica Das


Using family level, cross sectional data from the PSID 2007 and 2013 survey this study examines the effect of having diabetes on the percent change in salary with a comparison between type I diabetes and type II diabetes. Four Standard OLS regressions were run twice each to obtain the results in the years of 2007 and 2013. One group looked at the total population and the other group looked solely at the diabetic population. The results suggest that salaries are negatively impacted type II diabetes in particular, but that limitations due to diabetes have a more significant effect on the percent change in salary. The results indicated that the presence of type I diabetes compared to type II diabetes cause a 568% increase in salary in 2007. However, the results show that the presence of diabetes itself is insignificant and that the limitations of diabetes impact salary the most.


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