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Title:Self-employment and the role of health insurance PDF Logo
Authors:Gumus, Gulcin
Regan, Tracy L.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3952
Abstract:We investigate the effect of health insurance on labor market transitions in and out of self-employment as well as on the likelihood of being self-employed. We consider the role of individual health insurance coverage along with that from a spouse. Next, we examine a series of tax deductions granted to the self-employed through amendments made to the 1986 Tax Reform Act. Using data from the Current Population Survey for 1996-2007, we find significant but small effects of the after-tax health insurance premium on the entry rate, with no effect on exits from self-employment or the likelihood of being self-employed.
Subjects:Health insurance
self-employment
CPS
ORG
JEL:J32
J48
I11
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209226
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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