Effect of health insurance coverage on labor allocation

evidence from US farm households

Jeremy M. D'Antoni, Ashok Mishra, Aditya R. Khanal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In the past three decades, farm families have relied on government payments and off-farm income to reduce income risk and increase total household income. Many studies have analyzed the role of government payments; however, little is known about the impact of health insurance coverage on labor allocation. This study builds on previous literature by using copulas to test for dependence in the labor allocation, addressing the importance of fringe benefits to the farm household, and determining how these considerations affect our knowledge of the impact of fringe benefits on off-farm labor. The results indicate that the off-farm hours worked by the operator and spouse are jointly determined; health insurance coverage is an endogenous variable. Using the predicted probability of insurance coverage and joint estimation techniques, we find a positive and highly significant relationship with the hours worked off-farm. Further, we find that both coupled and decoupled payments are negatively correlated with the hours worked off-farm. Keywords: Health insurance coverage, Endogeneity, Copula, Off-farm labor supply, Dependence, Bivariate tobit, Coupled farm programs payments, Decoupled farm program payments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalAMB Express
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Insurance Coverage
Health Insurance
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Farms
Spouses
Joints

Keywords

  • C34
  • I13
  • J12
  • J22
  • J38
  • J43
  • Q12
  • Q18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

Cite this

Effect of health insurance coverage on labor allocation : evidence from US farm households. / D'Antoni, Jeremy M.; Mishra, Ashok; Khanal, Aditya R.

In: AMB Express, Vol. 4, No. 1, 19, 01.12.2014, p. 1-11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

D'Antoni, Jeremy M. ; Mishra, Ashok ; Khanal, Aditya R. / Effect of health insurance coverage on labor allocation : evidence from US farm households. In: AMB Express. 2014 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 1-11.
@article{fb4cc1c7bedb4432b4e649c4cc1b0270,
title = "Effect of health insurance coverage on labor allocation: evidence from US farm households",
abstract = "In the past three decades, farm families have relied on government payments and off-farm income to reduce income risk and increase total household income. Many studies have analyzed the role of government payments; however, little is known about the impact of health insurance coverage on labor allocation. This study builds on previous literature by using copulas to test for dependence in the labor allocation, addressing the importance of fringe benefits to the farm household, and determining how these considerations affect our knowledge of the impact of fringe benefits on off-farm labor. The results indicate that the off-farm hours worked by the operator and spouse are jointly determined; health insurance coverage is an endogenous variable. Using the predicted probability of insurance coverage and joint estimation techniques, we find a positive and highly significant relationship with the hours worked off-farm. Further, we find that both coupled and decoupled payments are negatively correlated with the hours worked off-farm. Keywords: Health insurance coverage, Endogeneity, Copula, Off-farm labor supply, Dependence, Bivariate tobit, Coupled farm programs payments, Decoupled farm program payments.",
keywords = "C34, I13, J12, J22, J38, J43, Q12, Q18",
author = "D'Antoni, {Jeremy M.} and Ashok Mishra and Khanal, {Aditya R.}",
year = "2014",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1186/s13561-014-0019-1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4",
pages = "1--11",
journal = "AMB Express",
issn = "2191-0855",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Effect of health insurance coverage on labor allocation

T2 - evidence from US farm households

AU - D'Antoni, Jeremy M.

AU - Mishra, Ashok

AU - Khanal, Aditya R.

PY - 2014/12/1

Y1 - 2014/12/1

N2 - In the past three decades, farm families have relied on government payments and off-farm income to reduce income risk and increase total household income. Many studies have analyzed the role of government payments; however, little is known about the impact of health insurance coverage on labor allocation. This study builds on previous literature by using copulas to test for dependence in the labor allocation, addressing the importance of fringe benefits to the farm household, and determining how these considerations affect our knowledge of the impact of fringe benefits on off-farm labor. The results indicate that the off-farm hours worked by the operator and spouse are jointly determined; health insurance coverage is an endogenous variable. Using the predicted probability of insurance coverage and joint estimation techniques, we find a positive and highly significant relationship with the hours worked off-farm. Further, we find that both coupled and decoupled payments are negatively correlated with the hours worked off-farm. Keywords: Health insurance coverage, Endogeneity, Copula, Off-farm labor supply, Dependence, Bivariate tobit, Coupled farm programs payments, Decoupled farm program payments.

AB - In the past three decades, farm families have relied on government payments and off-farm income to reduce income risk and increase total household income. Many studies have analyzed the role of government payments; however, little is known about the impact of health insurance coverage on labor allocation. This study builds on previous literature by using copulas to test for dependence in the labor allocation, addressing the importance of fringe benefits to the farm household, and determining how these considerations affect our knowledge of the impact of fringe benefits on off-farm labor. The results indicate that the off-farm hours worked by the operator and spouse are jointly determined; health insurance coverage is an endogenous variable. Using the predicted probability of insurance coverage and joint estimation techniques, we find a positive and highly significant relationship with the hours worked off-farm. Further, we find that both coupled and decoupled payments are negatively correlated with the hours worked off-farm. Keywords: Health insurance coverage, Endogeneity, Copula, Off-farm labor supply, Dependence, Bivariate tobit, Coupled farm programs payments, Decoupled farm program payments.

KW - C34

KW - I13

KW - J12

KW - J22

KW - J38

KW - J43

KW - Q12

KW - Q18

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84971264191&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84971264191&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1186/s13561-014-0019-1

DO - 10.1186/s13561-014-0019-1

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 1

EP - 11

JO - AMB Express

JF - AMB Express

SN - 2191-0855

IS - 1

M1 - 19

ER -