Murray State University

Poster Title

An Analysis of Employer Provided Health Benefits and Gender Discrimination in the Labor Force

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Murray State University

Abstract

Health care is a rapidly growing hot topic of debate in the United States. Employer provided health care benefits have been on the decline in recent years, much to the alarm of individuals who rely on employer provided health insurance coverage. An extensive evaluation of the impact of employer provided health care on the labor market provides valuable insight into this important facet of the labor economy. Furthermore, numerous researchers have contributed to the literature and understanding of families and, more specifically, women's choices regarding employer provided insurance. The analysis examined the four main sources of health coverage offered to women, and what economic and social factors have significantly altered each source type. This examination utilized economic theory to explain the impact of employer provided health care on the labor market and aims to investigate the impact, if any, of gender on the quality of received employer health care benefits packages. This research was conducted through the interpretation of data supplied by the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature and Young Women acquired through the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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An Analysis of Employer Provided Health Benefits and Gender Discrimination in the Labor Force

Health care is a rapidly growing hot topic of debate in the United States. Employer provided health care benefits have been on the decline in recent years, much to the alarm of individuals who rely on employer provided health insurance coverage. An extensive evaluation of the impact of employer provided health care on the labor market provides valuable insight into this important facet of the labor economy. Furthermore, numerous researchers have contributed to the literature and understanding of families and, more specifically, women's choices regarding employer provided insurance. The analysis examined the four main sources of health coverage offered to women, and what economic and social factors have significantly altered each source type. This examination utilized economic theory to explain the impact of employer provided health care on the labor market and aims to investigate the impact, if any, of gender on the quality of received employer health care benefits packages. This research was conducted through the interpretation of data supplied by the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature and Young Women acquired through the Bureau of Labor Statistics.