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Private Health Insurance Enrollment State of Married, Working Women: Effect of the Employment Status of Husband

Jae-won Kim 1 Kim, Cheong Seok 2

1서울대학교
2동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examines whether and how the employment status of husband affects the enrollment of private health insurance for working women in Korea. The study utilized data from Korea Health Panel(version 1.0), which contains various information on health and healthcare at the level of individuals and households. The logistic model is applied to female employees aged 25-65 and who are currently married. The results show that, enrollment of private health insurance among the women is not significantly related to their own employment status. Rather it differs by the employment status of their husbands. Women whose husbands are in unstable employment are less likely to enroll private health insurance than their counterparts. The findings suggests that the employment of women may serve as a secondary source of the income and expenditure at the households.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.