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Author Dague, Laura ♦ Texas, A.
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Labor Supply ♦ Public Insurance Coverage ♦ Childless Adult ♦ Sudden Imposition ♦ Percentage Point ♦ Enrollment Cap ♦ Regression Discontinuity Design ♦ Medicaid Expansion ♦ Estimated Size ♦ Dependent Child ♦ Causal Estimate ♦ Affordable Care Act ♦ Public Insurance ♦ Non-disabled Adult ♦ Meaningful Reduction ♦ Eligible Applicant
Abstract This study provides plausibly causal estimates of the effect of public insurance coverage on the employment of non-elderly, non-disabled adults without dependent children (“childless adults”). We use both a regression discontinuity design and propensity score matching differences in differences to take advantage of the sudden imposition of an enrollment cap to compare the labor supply of enrollees to eligible applicants placed on a waitlist. We find enrollment into public insurance leads to sizable and statistically meaningful reductions in the probability of employment up to at least 9 quarters later, though the estimated size of this reduction varies from 0.9 to 10.6 percentage points depending upon the model used. In light of these results, policymakers should be prepared for a reduction in labor supply among those affected by the Medicaid expansion to childless adults under the Affordable Care Act.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2014-01-01