Child Death in the United States: Productivity and the Economic Burden of Parental Grief

(Fox M, Cacciatore J, Lacasse J, 2014). This article examines the economic consequences associated with the death of a child. Findings suggest that productivity losses associated with child death comprise most of the costs and that the economic effects are substantial. Costs associated with on-the-job productivity losses (ā€œpresenteeismā€) outweigh the costs associated with absenteeism.