Taking stock of health: An examination of health insurance expenditures by employer categories

Swarn Chatterjee, John Gilliam, ZHU Dandan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This research uses the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CEX) data to examine the cost of health insurance coverage for government as well as private sector employees and for the self-employed. The findings show that, when compared with private-sector employees, the self-employed spend more and government employees spend less on health insurance premium payments. Factors such as education, marital status, region of residence, age, family size and educational attainment are significant determinants of the amount spent on health insurance. In addition, the likelihood of participation in Preferred Provider Option (PPO) health plans is lower for government employees and for self-employed individuals than for private sector employees.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
JournalJournal of Business and Ecomonic Research
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Taking stock of health: An examination of health insurance expenditures by employer categories'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this