Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35546
Authors: 
Gumus, Gulcin
Regan, Tracy L.
Year of Publication: 
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: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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