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dc.contributor.authorCutler, David
dc.contributor.authorMadrian, Brigitte
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-08T12:35:15Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationCutler, D. and Brigitte Madrian. 1998. Labor market responses to rising health insurance costs. Rand Journal of Economics 29, no. 3: 509-530.en
dc.identifier.issn0741-6261en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2643643
dc.description.abstractIncreases 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 in this paper a significant effect on work hours as well. Using data from the CPS and the SIPP, we show that rising health insurance costs over the 1980s increased the hours worked of those with health insurance by up to 3 percent. We argue that this occurs because health insurance is a fixed cost, and as it becomes more expensive to provide, firms face an incentive to substitute hours per worker for the number of workers employed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherRAND Corporation/Wiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2556102en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3157en
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dc.titleLabor Market Responses to Rising Health Insurance Costsen
dc.relation.journalRand Journal of Economicsen
dash.depositing.authorCutler, David
dash.embargo.until10000-01-01
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/2556102
dash.contributor.affiliatedCutler, David
dash.contributor.affiliatedMadrian, Brigitte


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