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Spousal labor supply as insurance

Jonathan Gruber

Spousal labor supply as insurance

does unemployment insurance crowd out the added worker effect?

by Jonathan Gruber

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor supply -- Effect of income maintenance programs on -- United States.,
  • Wives -- Effect of husband"s employment on -- United States.,
  • Insurance, Unemployment -- Social aspects -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJonathan Gruber, Julie Berry Cullen.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 5608, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5608.
    ContributionsCullen, Julie Berry., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB1 .W654 no. 5608
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41 p. ;
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22412808M

    1. Introduction. There is a long tradition of analysing interdependencies in the spousal labour supply (Ashenfelter and Heckman, ).Interdependencies in the spousal labour supply are of particular importance when designing social insurance systems that involve work disincentive effects because the impact of a policy can extend well beyond the targeted population through spousal cross Cited by: 7. Voluntary Group Life Insurance and Spouse Voluntary Group Life Insurance will be separate offers. You may be eligible to increase one or both depending on you previous elections. The system will only display the offer(s) that qualify for an increase in coverage to the new guaranteed amounts. Size: KB.

      The focus of this study is the extreme shock of the death of a spouse. We show that widows, who tend to be secondary earners and face large income losses when their husbands die, increase their labor force participation by more than 11%. In contrast, widowers, who tend to be primary earners and need to financially support one fewer person when losing their wives, decrease their labor . In Essay IV, Martin examine if spousal labor supply depends on the partner’s temporary disability insurance. By studying the interdependence between spousal labor supply and the partner’s insurance, an unnoticed side of the social insurance system is revealed which is potentially important for how to think about an optimal benefit level.

      This paper studies the relationship between sickness absence and spousal retirement. Swedish panel data have been used to estimate the effects of both old-age retirement and disability retirement on average sickness absence during to for men and women. Spousal old-age retirement significantly increases female average long-term sickness absence by approximately one Cited by: 9. Life Insurance and the Value of Spouses: Labor Supply vs. Household Production Jay H. Hongy University of Rochester October Abstract To understand women’s decision on labor market participation, it is crucial to correctly measure the value of household production as well as earning ability. Researchers have attempted to.


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Spousal labor supply as insurance by Jonathan Gruber Download PDF EPUB FB2

On spousal labor supply. Part V presents the extensions. Part VI concludes. Part I: Background ~eoretical Considerations The theory underlying the notion of spousal labor supply as insurance against unemployment is developed in Ashenfelter (), Heckman and. Spousal Labor Supply Responses to Government Programs: Evidence from the Disability Insurance Program.

SUSAN E. CHEN * University of Alabama. November Abstract. Disability is a permanent unexpected shock to labor supply, which, according to the theory of the added worker effect, should induce a large spousal labor supply response. We use a Swedish sickness insurance reform to show that among married couples a partner's benefit level affects spousal labour supply.

The spousal elasticity of sick days with respect to the. Get this from a library. Spousal labor supply as insurance: does unemployment insurance crowd out the added worker effect?. [Jonathan Gruber; Julie Berry Cullen; National Bureau of Economic Research.]. We consider the role of spousal labor supply as insurance against spells of unemployment.

Standard theory suggests that women should work more when their husbands are out of work (the Added Worker Effect or AWE), but there has been little empirical support for this contention.

We too find little evidence of an AWE over the period. sensitivity of spousal labor supply to shocks and economic incentives can reveal how the household’s valuation of additional consumption changes across different states, which captures the gains from insurance.

Intuitively, the extent to which household labor supply responds to shocks as self-insure. Downloadable. We consider the role of spousal labor supply as insurance against spells of unemployment. Standard theory suggests that women should work more when their husbands are out of work (the Added Worker Effect or AWE), but there has been little empirical support for this contention.

We too find little evidence of an AWE over the period. Abstract. This work presents new evidence on the relationship between husbands’ health insurance and wives’ labor supply.

Several studies using cross-sectional data have suggested that spousal coverage reduces wives’ labor supply; however, these estimates potentially suffer from bias due to simultaneity of wives’ labor supply and husbands’ health by: 2.

Gahvari, Firouz, "In-kind transfers, cash grants and labor supply," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(3), pagesMurasko, "Married Women’s Labor Supply and Spousal Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: Results from Panel Data," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol.

29(3), pagesSeptember. Get this from a library. Spousal labor supply as insurance: does unemployment insurance crowd out the added worker effect?. [Jonathan Gruber; Julie Berry Cullen; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- We consider the role of spousal labor supply as insurance against spells of unemployment.

Standard theory suggests that women should work more when their husbands are out of work (the Added. Downloadable (with restrictions).

Analysing a reform in the Swedish public sickness insurance, we find that an increased replacement rate for one spouse has a negative cross effect on the other spouse's labour supply.

The cross effects are present in the labour supply margins that workers can easily adjust. For wives of treated husbands, the total number of sick days increases on average %.

Worktime Regulations and Spousal Labor Supply by Dominique Goux, Eric Maurin and Barbara Petrongolo. Published in volumeissue 1, pages of American Economic Review, JanuaryAbstract: We study interdependencies in spousal labor supply by exploiting the design of the French workweek.

Background on Spousal Labor Supply as Insurance The theory underlying the notion of spousal labor supply as insurance against unemployment is developed in Ashenfelter (), Heckman and MaCurdy (), and Lundberg ().

In a simple static model, there is presumed to be an “added worker effect” because the transitory reduction. The Effect of Disability Insurance Receipt on Labor Supply by Eric French and Jae Song. Published in volume 6, issue 2, pages of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, MayAbstract: This paper exploits the effectively random assignment of.

This paper investigates the effect of spousal insurance coverage on married women’s labor supply. This effect was hypothesized to be negative, since married women have an incentive to seek employment in jobs that will provide insurance when their husbands do not provide coverage.

Panel data from the – Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys was used to control for the potential Cited by: Empirical work that finds evidence in support of the self-insurance role of spousal labor supply includes, among other studies, Stephens,Blundell et al., who find that wives' labor supply is an important consumption insurance device against permanent shocks to husbands' wages; Cullen and Gruber () who study whether spousal labor Cited by: 2.

We consider the role of spousal labor supply as insurance against spells of unemployment. Standard theory suggests that women should work more when their husbands are out of work (the Added Worker Effect or AWE), but there has been little empirical support for this contention.

only spouse’s insurance but also of the key variable, spousal coverage, in labor supply models. Because estimated coefficients of spouse’s insurance are positive and significant, the net effects of. The focus of this study is the extreme shock of the death of a spouse.

We show that widows, who tend to be secondary earners and face large income losses when their husbands die, increase their labor force participation by more than 11%. In contrast, widowers, who tend to be primary earners and need to financially support one fewer person when losing their wives, decrease their labor supply.

To get a Social Security widow or widower’s (survivor) benefit, you typically must have been married to a covered worker for at least nine months and be 60 years old. Benefits also are provided for disabled widows or widowers who have reached Divorced spouses may qualify for widow’s or widower’s benefits if the marriage lasted ten.

which spousal labor supply and reapplication attenuate the welfare loss from being denied DI at the appeal.4 Among married couples, there is a small but positive welfare benefit of DI receipt, due to increased leisure of applicants and their spouses.Spousal Labor Supply Responses to Government Programs: Evidence from the Disability Insurance Program Article in SSRN Electronic Journal June with 33 Reads How we measure 'reads'.Disability Insurance cases to estimate the causal impact of Disability Insurance receipt on labor supply.

We find that benefit receipt reduces labor force participation by 26 percentage points three years after a disability determination decision, although the reduction is smaller for older people, college graduates, and those with mental illness.