Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98996
Authors: 
Dague, Laura
DeLeire, Thomas
Leininger, Lindsey
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8187
Abstract: 
This study provides plausibly causal estimates of the effect of public insurance coverage on the employment of non-elderly, non-disabled adults without dependent children ("childless adults"). We use regression discontinuity and propensity score matching difference-in-differences methods to take advantage of the sudden imposition of an enrollment cap, comparing the labor supply of enrollees to eligible applicants on a waitlist. We find enrollment into public insurance leads to sizable and statistically meaningful reductions in employment up to at least 9 quarters later, with an estimated size of from 2 to 10 percentage points depending upon the model used.
Subjects: 
health insurance
labor supply
JEL: 
I13
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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