Labor market responses to rising health insurance costs: evidence on hours worked.

  title={Labor market responses to rising health insurance costs: evidence on hours worked.},
  author={David M. Cutler and Brigitte C. Madrian},
  journal={The Rand journal of economics},
  volume={29 3},
Increases in the cost of providing health insurance must have some effect on labor markets, either in lower wages, changes in the composition of employment, or both. Despite a presumption that most of this effect will be in the form of lower wages, we document a significant effect on work hours as well. Using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), we show that rising health insurance costs during the 1980s increased the hours… CONTINUE READING

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