Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81322
Authors: 
Olsson, Martin
Skogman Thoursie, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 875
Abstract: 
We use a Swedish sickness insurance reform to show that among married couples a partner’s benefit level affects spousal labour supply. The spousal elasticity of sick days with respect to the partner’s benefit is estimated to be 0.4, which is about one-fourth of the own labor supply elasticity. It is argued the main part of this effect is an insurance income effect.
Subjects: 
Spousal labor supply
Spill-over
Social insurance programs
JEL: 
D10
J13
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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