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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.'

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Jan 9, 2019

Who gets health insurance in the United States? How has that changed in the past century? We have seen major changes in the predictors of insurance coverage in the past decade alone. In this episode, we talk with Carmen Gutierrez, a public policy professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about her work to understand the roles of employment, marriage, and other factors in explaining patterns of insurance coverage.