Household search and health insurance coverage

  title={Household search and health insurance coverage},
  author={Matthew S. Dey and Christopher J. Flinn},
Health insurance in the United States is typically acquired through an employer-sponsored program. Often employees offered employer-provided health insurance have the option to extend coverage to their spouse and dependents. We investigate the implications of the ‘‘publicness’’ of health insurance coverage for the labor market careers of spouses. The theoretical innovations in the paper are to extend the standard partial–partial equilibrium labor market search model to a multiple searcher… CONTINUE READING
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