Health Insurance and Job Mobility: Evidence from Clinton's Second Mandate
In this paper I 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 March 1996 to February 2000. First, I estimate the effect of EPHI on four month job turnover. I find that, after accounting for unobserved individual heterogeneity, holding EPHI induces substantial mobility reductions for all demographic groups, ranging from 31% to 58%. Second, I evaluate whether the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act succeeded in mitigating insurance induced mobility reductions and I find that it did not.
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