Are Married Spouses Insured by their Partners’ Social Insurance?
AbstractWe use a Swedish sickness insurance reform to show that among married couples a partner’s benefit level affects spousal labour supply. The spousal elasticity of sick days with respect to the partner’s benefit is estimated to be 0.4, which is about one-fourth of the own labor supply elasticity. It is argued the main part of this effect is an insurance income effect.
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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 22 Jun 2011
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Spousal labor supply; Spill-over; Social insurance programs;
Other versions of this item:
- Olsson, Martin & Skogman Thoursie, Peter, 2010. "Are Married Spouses Insured by their Partners’ Social Insurance?," Research Papers in Economics 2010:27, Stockholm University, Department of Economics.
- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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- NEP-ALL-2011-08-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-IAS-2011-08-29 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2011-08-29 (Labour Economics)
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