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Author: Wang, Chunbei
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1. Cebi, Merve
Wang, Chunbei
Employer-provided Health Insurance and Labor Supply of Married Women
Eastern Economic Journal 39,4 (Fall 2013): 493-510.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Journals
Keyword(s): Husbands; Insurance, Health; Labor Supply; Wives, Work

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This work presents new evidence on the relationship between husbands' health insurance and wives' labor supply. Several studies using cross-sectional data have suggested that spousal coverage reduces wives' labor supply; however, these estimates potentially suffer from bias due to simultaneity of wives' labor supply and husbands' health insurance. This paper attempts to obtain consistent estimates by applying several panel data estimators to data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The estimates suggest that the negative relationship found in cross-sections results mainly from spousal sorting and selection; controlling for unobserved heterogeneity leads to a smaller estimated effect of spousal coverage on wives' labor supply.
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Cebi, Merve and Chunbei Wang. "Employer-provided Health Insurance and Labor Supply of Married Women." Eastern Economic Journal 39,4 (Fall 2013): 493-510.