Date of Award

Spring 4-21-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Purvi Sevak

Academic Program Adviser

Partha Deb


The dependent care provision of the Affordable Care Act went into effect September 2010. This change in insurance policy can be used as a natural experiment to examine the effect of health insurance on healthcare expenditures using a control function two-part model to address endogeneity.



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