HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP This article estimates the importance of health insurance coverage on the probability of self‐employment. Using data from the 1993 Current Population Survey (CPS), the author focuses on the impact of having health insurance through one's spouse on the likelihood of self‐employment. The best estimates suggest that a guaranteed alternative source of health insurance would increase the probability of self‐employment between 2.3 and 4.4 percentage points for husbands and 1.2 and 4.6 percentage points for wives. The author's more conservative estimates suggest that universal coverage could increase the percentage of self‐employed in the workforce by 2 to 3.5 percentage points. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Economic Policy Wiley

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Contemporary Economic Policy, Volume 19 (4) – Oct 1, 2001

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1074-3529
eISSN
1465-7287
DOI
10.1093/cep/19.4.465
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Abstract

This article estimates the importance of health insurance coverage on the probability of self‐employment. Using data from the 1993 Current Population Survey (CPS), the author focuses on the impact of having health insurance through one's spouse on the likelihood of self‐employment. The best estimates suggest that a guaranteed alternative source of health insurance would increase the probability of self‐employment between 2.3 and 4.4 percentage points for husbands and 1.2 and 4.6 percentage points for wives. The author's more conservative estimates suggest that universal coverage could increase the percentage of self‐employed in the workforce by 2 to 3.5 percentage points.

Journal

Contemporary Economic PolicyWiley

Published: Oct 1, 2001

References

  • Entrepreneurial Origins: A Longitudinal Inquiry
    Schiller, Schiller; Crewson, Crewson

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