Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Jessica Van Parys
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The Affordable Care Act’s dependent coverage mandate extended young adults’ parental coverage to age 26. I study the expansion’s impact on young adults’ labor market outcomes using a control function method. Following the expansion, I find dependent coverage lowered labor force participation, lowered incomes, and mixed evidence regarding labor supply.
Hassan, Quazi, "The Effect of Health Insurance on Young Adults' Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act's Dependent Coverage Expansion" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.