Velamuri, Malathi (2009): Taxes, Health Insurance and Women’s Self-Employment.
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I examine whether the availability of health coverage through the spouse’s health plan influences a married woman’s decision to become self-employed. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA86) introduced a tax subsidy for the self-employed to purchase their own health insurance. I test whether this ‘natural’ experiment induced more women without spousal health insurance cov-erage to select into self-employment. The difference-in-difference estimates based on an analysis of employed women indicate that the incidence of self-employment among women who did not enjoy spousal health benefits rose significantly - between 14% and 25% - in the post-TRA86 pe- riod, while a multinomial specification based on a sample of both employed and non-employed women suggests that the increase was around 9%.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Taxes, Health Insurance and Women’s Self-Employment|
|Keywords:||Health Insurance; Self-Employment|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health
|Depositing User:||Malathi Velamuri|
|Date Deposited:||16. Jun 2009 00:46|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 04:25|
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