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Title: Heterogeneity and the effect of mental health parity mandates on the labor market

Citation Type: Journal Article

Publication Year: 2015

Abstract: Health insurance benefit mandates are believed to have adverse effects on the labor market, but efforts to document such effects for mental health parity mandates have had limited success. I show that one reason for this failure is that the association between parity mandates and labor market outcomes vary with mental distress. Accounting for this heterogeneity, I find adverse labor market effects for non-distressed individuals, but favorable effects for moderately distressed individuals and individuals with a moderately distressed family member. On net, I conclude that the mandates are welfare increasing for moderately distressed workers and their families, but may be welfare decreasing for non-distressed individuals.

Url: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167629615000740

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Authors: Andersen, Martin

Periodical (Full): Journal of Health Economics

Issue:

Volume: 43

Pages: 74-84

Data Collections: IPUMS NHIS

Topics: Health, Labor Force and Occupational Structure

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