The impact of health on job mobility : a measure of job lock

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Title: The impact of health on job mobility : a measure of job lock
Authors: Kapur, Kanika
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Date: Jan-1998
Abstract: The author analyzes data from the National Medical Expenditure Survey of 1987 to measure the importance of "job lock"-the reduction in job mobility due to the non-portability of employer-provided health insurance. Refining the approach commonly used by other researchers investigating the same question, the author finds insignificant estimates of job lock; moreover, the confidence intervals of these estimates exclude large levels of job lock. A replication of an influential previous study that used the same data source shows large and significant job lock, as did that study, but when methodological problems are corrected and improved data are used to construct the job lock variables, job lock is found to be small and statistically insignificant.
Funding Details: The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, grant no. R03HS09333; The Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Cornell University; School of Industrial & Labor Relations
Journal: Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Volume: 51
Issue: 2
Start page: 282
End page: 298
Copyright (published version): Copyright by Cornell University 1998
Subject LCSH: Labor mobility
National Medical Expenditure Survey (Series)
Employer-sponsored health insurance
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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