Small Business Benefits Study, Wave 2 (SBBS 2), 1992-1993: [Selected Metropolitan Counties in the United States] (ICPSR 6667)

Published: Jun 25, 1998

Principal Investigator(s):
Catherine G. McLaughlin, University of Michigan

Version V1

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. SBBS 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

McLaughlin, Catherine G. Small Business Benefits Study, Wave 2 (SBBS 2), 1992-1993:  [Selected Metropolitan Counties in the United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998-06-25.

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1992-10 -- 1993-02

1992-10 -- 1993-02

Part 2 was written with the SAS XPORT engine.

The survey comprises a panel of all businesses that responded to the first SBBS wave in 1990, plus new cross-sectional samples from the four original and three new sites. The cross-sectional samples were selected using stratified random sampling. A knowledgeable person was interviewed at each firm.

Small businesses at seven sites in the United States with 2 to 25 employees working more than 17 hours per week. First-wave sites: (1) Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties, Colorado (referred to as "Denver" in ICPSR 6002), (2) Genesee County, Michigan (referred to as "Flint" in ICPSR 6002), (3) Hillsborough County, Florida (referred to as "Tampa" in ICPSR 6002), and (4) Pima County, Arizona (referred to as "Tucson" in ICPSR 6002). Second-wave sites: all four first-wave sites, plus: (5) Cuyahoga County, Ohio, (6) Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and (7) Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties, Oregon.

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