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Job-lock and public policy: Clinton's second mandate

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  • Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano

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This study evaluates whether the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was signed into law in 1996, succeeded in mitigating job-lock, defined as reduced mobility out of jobs that offer health insurance. An analysis that uses quarterly data from the 1996 Survey of Income and Program Participation and exploits state variation in regulatory environment prior to the federal legislation shows no evidence that HIPAA significantly reduced job-lock. (Free full-text download available at http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/.)

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Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

Volume (Year): 59 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 430-437

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:59:y:2006:i:3:p:430-437

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Cited by:
  1. Robert W Fairlie & Kanika Kapur & Susan Gates, 2012. "Job Lock: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design," Working Papers 201215, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  2. Hamersma, Sarah & Kim, Matthew, 2009. "The effect of parental Medicaid expansions on job mobility," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 761-770, July.
  3. Christine Jolls, 2007. "Employment Law and the Labor Market," NBER Working Papers 13230, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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