Employment Status and Instability of Health Protection for Low-Income Workers: The Relationship with Medicaid and Healthcare Accessibility
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Methods: To investigate the research inquiries, this study utilizes a secondary public data set collected by the U.S. Census Bureau with medical expenditure data. For this study, advanced quantitative methods are used, including generalized linear model, moderation and mediation analysis. Additional analytical models can be applied for the comparison of the outcomes by different models.
Significance & Implications: It is important to understand the way changes in the employment status and employment trajectories are associated with accessibility to healthcare, for those who have potential limitation of health protection in particular. This study implies instability of health protection for low-income workers, particularly those with work-related risks in the workplace. It also suggests disparity in the health protection from the perspective of industry and occupational strata as well as particular demographic characteristics.