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|Title:||Self-employment and the role of health insurance |
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.|
|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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