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The Elasticity of Taxable Income: Evidence and Implications
A central tax policy parameter that has recently received much attention, but about which there is substantial uncertainty, is the overall elasticity of taxable income. We provide new estimates ofExpand
Universal Child Care, Maternal Labor Supply, and Family Well‐Being
We analyze the introduction of highly subsidized, universally accessible child care in Quebec, addressing the impact on child care utilization, maternal labor supply, and family well‐being. We findExpand
Insuring Consumption Against Illness
Estimates suggest that public disability insurance or subsidies for medical care may improve welfare by providing consumption insurance, and that there is very imperfect insurance of consumption over illness episodes. Expand
Social Security and Retirement around the World
What accounts for the striking decline in labor force participation at increasingly younger ages? Social Security and Retirement around the World examines one explanation: social security programsExpand
The Consumption Smoothing Benefits of Unemployment Insurance
Previous research on unemployment insurance (UI) has focused on the costs of the program, in terms of the distorting effects of generous UI benefits on worker and firm behavior. For assessing theExpand
Does Public Insurance Crowd Out Private Insurance?
One popular option for health care reform in the U.S. is to make particular groups, such as children, eligible for public health insurance coverage. A key question in assessing the cost of thisExpand
The incidence of mandated maternity benefits.
  • J. Gruber
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The American economic review
  • 1994
It is found that several state and federal mandates which stipulated that childbirth be covered comprehensively in health insurance plans, raising the relative cost of insuring women of childbearing age, have little effect on total labor input for that group. Expand
The Oregon experiment--effects of Medicaid on clinical outcomes.
This randomized, controlled study showed that Medicaid coverage generated no significant improvements in measured physical health outcomes in the first 2 years, but it did increase use of health care services, raise rates of diabetes detection and management, lower rates of depression, and reduce financial strain. Expand
Choice Inconsistencies Among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program
It is documented that elders place much more weight on plan premiums than on expected out of pocket costs; value plan financial characteristics beyond any impacts on their own financial expenses or risk; and place almost no value on variance reducing aspects of plans. Expand
Health Insurance Eligibility, Utilization of Medical Care, and Child Health
Examination of the utilization and health effects of eligibility for public insurance in the U.S. finds that eligibility for Medicaid significantly increased the utilization of medical care along a number of dimensions, and rising Medicaid eligibility is associated with reductions in racial disparities in the number of visits and in child inequalities in the site at which care is delivered. Expand