Date of Award

Fall 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr.Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Dr.Gregory Colman

Academic Program Adviser

Karna Basu


The dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act raised eligibility for young adults to remain eligible their parents’ health care up to the age of 26. This study uses a combination of latent class analysis and difference-in-difference regression to examine the effect the intervention had on health care utilization.



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