Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/47489
Authors: 
Blundell, Richard
Bozio, Antoine
Laroque, Guy
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IFS working papers 11,01
Abstract: 
This paper documents the key stylised facts underlying the evolution of labour supply at the extensive and intensive margins in the last forty years in three countries: United-States, United-Kingdom and France. We develop a statistical decomposition that provides bounds on changes at the extensive and intensive margins. This decomposition is also shown to be coherent with the analysis of labour supply elasticities at these margins. We use detailed representative micro-datasets to examine the relative importance of the extensive and intensive margins in explaining the overall changes in total hours worked. We also present some initial estimates of the broad distribution of implied elasticities and their implication for the overall aggregate hours elasticity.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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