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Working Paper Number SEHSD-WP1987-16 or SIPP-WP-41
Dan Burkhead and Angela Feldman-Harkins
Component ID: #ti1698422922

Introduction

The SIPP Longitudinal Research File provides a data base from which changes in health care coverage can be examined and related to labor force participation, separation and divorce, retirement, program participation, etc. This paper presents the findings from the first analysis of health care coverage from the SIPP Longitudinal File. Several important areas are explored. First, a description on the longitudinal file creation and its limitations is given. Second, the survey's questions on health care coverage are described. Third, the health care coverage estimates from SIPP are compared with estimates derived from the Current Population Survey. Finally, estimates of change in employer-provided health insurance coverage and associated changes in other socioeconomic characteristics are profiled.

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