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Title:Employment dynamics of married women in Europe PDF Logo
Authors:Michaud, Pierre-Carl
Tatsiramos, Konstantinos
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1706
Abstract:We use eight waves from the European Community Household Panel (1994-2001) to analyze the intertemporal labor supply behavior of married women in six European countries (Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and United Kingdom) using dynamic binary choice models with different initial condition solutions and non parametric distributions of unobserved heterogeneity. Results are used to relate cross-country differences in the employment rate to the estimated dynamic regimes. We find that cross-country differences in the employment rate and the persistence of employment transitions of married women are mostly due to composition effects related to education and unobserved characteristics rather than state-dependence effects or the dynamic effect of fertility.
Subjects:intertemporal labor supply
female employment
dynamic binary choice models
initial conditions
JEL:C23
C25
D91
J22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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