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Study Report

Study Number: QG-033-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Small business benefits study, wave 2 (SBBS2), 1992-1993:[selected metropolitan counties in the United States].  [machine-readable data file] / McLaughin, Catherine G.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6667

Date Accessioned: 10/31/1996

Comments: Received from ICPSR on periodic release CD-ROM 96002 (DP7053).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/31/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable only under study directory on CD-ROM.

Abstract: This is the second wave of a split-panel study first conducted in 1990 (SMALL BUSINESS BENEFITS STUDY (SBBS), 1990 [DENVER, FLINT, TAMPA, AND TUCSON] [ICPSR 6002]). Both waves examined the characteristics of small businesses and their health insurance markets. SBSS 2 also collected follow-up information on the respondents to the first wave. Firm-level data collected by SBBS 2 include type of business, age of the firm, number of years under the current owner, gross receipts, number of employees, and whether the firm offered health insurance. For firms that offered health insurance benefits, respondents were queried on the continuity of benefits, why firms changed insurers (where applicable), characteristics of the insurance plan, and how the firm would respond to a 25 percent increase in premiums. For firms that did not offer health insurance benefits, respondents were asked whether insurance was available in the last five years, why the firm decided to stop offering insurance if it had offered health insurance previously, whether the firm was interested in offering insurance, and factors that might influence the firm to offer insurance. Individual-level data on employees include gender, age, marital status, salary and wages, hours worked, and length of employment.

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