Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150449
Authors: 
D'Antoni, Jeremy M.
Mishra, Ashok K.
Khanal, Aditya R.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Health Economics Review [ISSN:] 2191-1991 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 19 [Pages:] 1-11
Abstract: 
In the past three decades, farm families have relied on government payments and off-farm income to reduce income risk and increase total household income. Many studies have analyzed the role of government payments; however, little is known about the impact of health insurance coverage on labor allocation. This study builds on previous literature by using copulas to test for dependence in the labor allocation, addressing the importance of fringe benefits to the farm household, and determining how these considerations affect our knowledge of the impact of fringe benefits on off-farm labor. The results indicate that the off-farm hours worked by the operator and spouse are jointly determined; health insurance coverage is an endogenous variable. Using the predicted probability of insurance coverage and joint estimation techniques, we find a positive and highly significant relationship with the hours worked off-farm. Further, we find that both coupled and decoupled payments are negatively correlated with the hours worked off-farm.
Subjects: 
Health insurance coverage
Endogeneity
Copula
Off-farm labor supply
Dependence
Bivariate tobit
Coupled farm programs payments
Decoupled farm program payments
JEL: 
C34
I13
J12
J22
J38
J43
Q12
Q18
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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