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A Guide to the MEPS-IC Government List Sample Microdata


  • Alice Zawacki


The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) is conducted to provide nationally representative estimates on employer sponsored health insurance. MEPSIC data are collected from private sector employers, as well as state and local governments. While similar information is gathered from these two sectors, differences in the survey process exist. The goal of this paper is to provide details on the public sector including types of state and local government employers, sample design, general information on the data collected in the MEPS-IC, and additional sources of information.

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  • Alice Zawacki, 2011. "A Guide to the MEPS-IC Government List Sample Microdata," Working Papers 11-27, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Handle: RePEc:cen:wpaper:11-27

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    employer sponsored insurance; state and local governments; Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component; public sector;

    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis

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