Health Insurance and Labor Markets: Concepts, Open Questions, and Data Needs
50 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2007 Last revised: 17 Dec 2007
Date Written: December 15, 2007
This paper reviews the recent economic research on the relationship between health insurance and labor markets in the U.S., with an emphasis on research that has emerged since existing major reviews and the aim of identifying the types of data that are needed for this research to progress. We focus on the conceptual and empirical challenges that researchers face in studying these relationships, the data that has allowed this research to proceed, policy-relevant questions that need further study, and the types of data that would help in obtaining better answers to these questions.
Keywords: health, insurance, labor, markets, job lock, worker sorting, employer coverage, wage, fringe, trade-offs, premium, elasticities, data needs
JEL Classification: I10, I11, J20, J32
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