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dc.contributor.authorHall, Diane M. Harnek
dc.contributor.authorJung, Juergen
dc.contributor.authorRhoads, Thomas
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Economicsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-17T21:02:45Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T21:02:45Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.date.updated2012-01
dc.description.abstractThe present study examines whether the college enrollment decision of young individuals (student full-time, student part-time, non-student) depends on health insurance coverage via a parent’s family health plan. Our findings indicate that the availability of parental health insurance has significant effects on the probability that a young individual enrolls as a full-time student. A young individual who has access to health insurance via a parent is up to 22 percent more likely to enroll as a full-time student than an individual without parental health insurance. After controlling for unobserved heterogeneity this probability drops to 5.5-6.5 percent but is still highly significant. We also find that the marginal effect of the availability of parental health insurance has a larger effect on older students between ages 21-23. We provide a brief discussion about possible implications of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in this context.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://ideas.repec.org/p/tow/wpaper/2010-05.htmlen_US
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dc.format.extent30 pagesen_US
dc.genreworking papersen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2J38KM37
dc.identifier.citationDiane M. Harnak Hall & Juergen Jung & Thomas Rhoads, 2010. "Does the Availability of Parental Health Insurance Affect the College Enrollment Decision of Young Americans?," Working Papers 2010-05, Towson University, Department of Economics, revised May 2011.en_US
dc.identifier.otherJEL: C35
dc.identifier.otherJEL: I23
dc.identifier.otherJEL: I10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/10775
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTowson University. Department of Economicsen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTowson University Department of Economics Working Paper Series;2010-05
dc.subjectOccupational choiceen_US
dc.subjectHealth insuranceen_US
dc.subjectEducational choiceen_US
dc.subjectSurvey of Income and Program Participation (Program)en_US
dc.titleDoes the availability of parental health insurance affect the college enrollment decision of young Americans?en_US
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