Health Care Reform and Farm Womenâ€™s Off-Farm Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Taiwan
AbstractDo non-wage fringe benefits affect womenâ€™s off-farm work decisions? We test the impact of the 1995 introduction of universal National Health Insurance (NHI) in Taiwan on off-farm labor force participation (LFP) among farm wives. Our results, based on a difference-in- differences approach, indicate that employment-delinked NHI reduced farm wivesâ€™ off-farm LFP by 9.6 to 13.6 percentage points. The larger impact was for wives from small farm households. The health insurance reform had a larger negative impact on overall LFP among married women in agricultural households than in nonagricultural households.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Volume (Year): 35 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
agricultural households; difference-in-differences; farm wives; health care; insurance; labor force participation; off-farm; Taiwan; Health Economics and Policy; Labor and Human Capital;
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