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Are Married Spouses Insured by their Partners’ Social Insurance?
Martin Olsson ()
Peter Skogman Thoursie
Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics
We use a Swedish sickness insurance reform to show that among married couples a partner’s benefit level affects spousal labour supply. The spousal elasticity of sick days with respect to the partner’s benefit is estimated to be 0.4, which is about one-fourth of the own labor supply elasticity. It is argued the main part of this effect is an insurance income effect.
Keywords: Spousal labor supply; Spill-over; Social insurance programs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 J13 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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