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dc.contributor.authorDeCicca, Philipen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T12:54:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-26T12:54:18Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64329-
dc.description.abstractDespite a strong interest in entrepreneurship, economists have devoted little attention to the role of health insurance availability. I investigate the impact of a unique policy experiment - New Jersey's Individual Health Coverage Plan - on self-employment. Implemented in August 1993, the IHCP included an extensive set of reforms that loosened the historical connection between traditional employment and health insurance by facilitating access to coverage that was not employer-linked. I find evidence that the IHCP increased self-employment among New Jersey residents, relative to various sets of comparison states. Consistent with key policy features, including pure community rating of premiums, I find larger behavioral responses for unmarried, older, and observably less-healthy individuals.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aW.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research |cKalamazoo, Mich.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aUpjohn Institute Working Paper |x10-167en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelJ32en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHealth Insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordJob Locken_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwVersicherungsschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwNew Jerseyen_US
dc.titleHealth insurance availability and entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn63865789Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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