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dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Libertaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:20Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20332-
dc.description.abstractWestern countries differ greatly in the extent to which single mothers participate in the labor market. Using LIS data for 15 countries, I propose and estimate a simple structural model of labor supply that incorporates the main variables that influence the work decision for single mothers. The results suggest that a large part of the cross country variation in the employment rates of single mothers can be explained by their different demographic characteristics and by the variation in expected income in the in-work versus out-of-work states. Women with higher expected earnings are more likely to work. Higher in-work benefits encourage employment. Single mothers with higher income from other sources, including child support, are less likely to work. Even after demographic and income variables are controlled for, the country dummies remain significant. This indicates that other variables not explicitly incorporated in the model, such as childcare arrangements or social and cultural backgrounds, may also play a relevant role.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1097en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ52en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsingle mothersen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwAlleinlebendeen_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwWestliche Welten_US
dc.titleSingle Mothers and Worken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn384772749en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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