Health Insurance and Job Mobility: Evidence from Clinton's Second Mandate
AbstractIn this paper we analyse data from the 1996 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation to investigate the effect of employer-provided health insurance (EPHI) on job mobility from 1996 to 2000. First, we estimate the effect of EPHI on four month job turnover. It is found that, after accounting for unobserved individual heterogeneity, holding EPHI induces substantial mobility reductions for all demographic groups, ranging from 31\% to 58\%. Second, we evaluate whether the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act succeeded in mitigating insurance induced mobility reductions and we find that it did not.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy in its series CSEF Working Papers with number 122.
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2004
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Publication status: Published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2006, vol. 59, pages 430-37
Health Insurance; Job Mobility;
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- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - General
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- NEP-HEA-2004-11-22 (Health Economics)
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