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dc.contributor.authorBlau, David M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRiphahn, Regina T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:17:18Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:17:18Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20851-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the labor force behavior of older married couples in Germany. Monthly observations from the first eleven waves of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) are used to describe and analyze the relationship between the labor force behavior of husbands and wives. The empirical model is a discrete time, competing risks hazard model of transitions among labor force states defined by the employment status of both spouses. The analysis indicates that the probability of one spouse exiting employment is much larger if the other spouse is not employed than if the other spouse is employed. Similarly, one member of a couple is much more likely to enter employment if the spouse is employed than if the spouse is not employed. Observed covariates including wages and retirement benefits help to explain these patterns, but unobserved preferences for shared leisure also appear to play an important role.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 5en_US
dc.subject.jelJ26en_US
dc.subject.jelH55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor force transitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordretirementen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold decision-makingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcompeting risks hazard modelen_US
dc.subject.stwÄltere Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwAltersgrenzeen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleLabor Force Transitions of Older Married Couples in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn258373687en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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