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dc.contributor.authorHeineck, Guidoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:40:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:40:26Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18262-
dc.description.abstractOn behavioural theory basis, this article analyses whether religion influences married women in Germany in their decision to supply labour. Gender roles and accompanying attitudes toward the appropriate division of labour among spouses might differ across religious groups depending on the groups´ strictness. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) and applying both cross-sectional and longitudinal data analysis techniques the findings from the estimated reduced form participation equations suggest that denominational affiliation itself only weakly influences a woman´s decision whether to work or not. However, women who attach importance to faith in their lives tend to work less than women without a strong conviction. Furthermore, taking into account the family background of individuals and supposing that employment decisions are bargained over among household members, there is evidence that the existence of a spouse with a strong conviction also affects a woman´s supply of labour negatively.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW-Diskussionspapiere |x278en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFemale labour supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligious attitudesen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Rolleen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDoes religion influence the labour supply of married women in Germany?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn848854667en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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