Recent trends in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage: Are bad jobs getting worse?

Henry S. Farber, Helen Levy

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Abstract

We examine whether the decline in the availability of employer-provided health insurance is a phenomenon common to all jobs or is concentrated only on certain jobs. We find that declines in own-employer insurance coverage over the 1988-1997 period are driven primarily by declines in takeup for long-term full-time workers and declines in eligibility for new and part-time workers. We also look at trends by workers' education level, and see how much of the decline in is offset by an increase in coverage through a spouse’s policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number646
Pages (from-to)93-119
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Health Economics
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • Employer-sponsored health insurance
  • Nonwage compensation

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