Interindustry Differentials in Health Coverage and Dynamic Employment Substitution

Youjin Hahn / Myungkyu Shim / Yang, Hee-Seung

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dc.contributor.authorYoujin Hahn-
dc.contributor.authorMyungkyu Shim-
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hee-Seung-
dc.description.abstractUsing data on the U.S., we study the effects of employer-provided health insurance on dynamic employment substitution between 1990 and 2007 by exploiting the interindustry variation in health care coverage. We find that industries with a high health benefit structure in 1990 have experienced slower employment growth of part-time workers relative to full-time workers, in particular part-time routine workers, while the relative wage of part-time to full-time workers and capital per worker have increased more in such industries. We suggest that this can be explained as firms’ and workers’ optimal responses to the benefit structure.-
dc.publisherKDI School of Public Policy and Management-
dc.relation.isPartOfSeriesKDI School Working Paper 17-13-
dc.subjectEmployer-provided health insurance-
dc.subjectEmployment substitution-
dc.subjectPart-time employment-
dc.subjectRoutine occupation-
dc.subjectLabor supply and demand-
dc.titleInterindustry Differentials in Health Coverage and Dynamic Employment Substitution-
dc.typeWorking Paper-
dc.type.docTypeWorking Paper-
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