Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/185440
Authors: 
Chatterji, Pinka
Liu, Xiangshi
Yörük, Baris K.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7242
Abstract: 
We use difference-in-difference methods and data from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation to test whether the ACA dependent care provision is associated with family structure and public program participation among young adults. Findings indicate that implementation of the provision is associated with 10 and 15 percent reductions in the likelihoods of being married and cohabitating, respectively, and a 6 percent increase in the likelihood of being single. The provision is associated with a 12 percent reduction in being a single parent, as well as reductions in young adults’ participation in SNAP, TANF and WIC.
Subjects: 
affordable care act
ACA
dependent care
health insurance
family structure
public program participation
marriage
fertility
cohabitation
JEL: 
I11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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