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The Work/Health Insurance Nexus: A Weak Link for Mexican-Origin Men


  • Ronald J. Angel
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
  • Jennifer Karas Montez


The employment-based health insurance system of the United States means that those individuals who are disadvantaged in the labor market are also disadvantaged in terms of health insurance coverage. The Mexican-origin population has historically been disadvantaged in both domains. We examine the extent to which low rates of health insurance coverage among Mexican-origin adult male workers are the result of overrepresentation in the types of employment in which coverage is low for everyone. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Ronald J. Angel & Jacqueline L. Angel & Jennifer Karas Montez, 2009. "The Work/Health Insurance Nexus: A Weak Link for Mexican-Origin Men," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(5), pages 1112-1133.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:5:p:1112-1133

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