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Access to Employment-Based Insurance Among Welfare Recipients in Los Angeles County: Offering, Eligibility and Participation

  • Author(s): Ong, Paul M.
  • McConville, Shannon
  • et al.
Abstract

This report combines analysis of firm-level insurance data with welfare and employment information to explore the availability of employment-based insurance for welfare recipients who are transitioning into the labor market in Los Angeles county. To understand the complex and dynamic nature of this issue, multiple data sources are utilized to provide information from the perspective of both welfare recipients who are transitioning into the labor market (laborsupply side) and the firms that employ them (labor-demand side). The primary data sources include an employer benefits survey completed in 2000, administrative welfare and employment data covering a period from 1996-2001, and a survey of recent welfare recipients conducted in 2002/2003.

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