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Swarnankur Chatterjee
''Health insurance coverage and the role of income uncertainty''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.2 )
This paper uses the National Longitudinal Survey data set to examine the role of income uncertainty in explaining the likelihood of health insurance coverage among individuals. After controlling for a number of socioeconomic, demographic, and behavioral factors, the results suggest that individuals who face greater income uncertainty are less likely to have health insurance coverage. Additionally, the likelihood of health insurance coverage increases with income and educational attainment.
Keywords: Health Insurance, Income Uncertainty, Uninsured, Income
JEL: D1 - Household Behavior: General
H8 - Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 18 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 03 2009

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