Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141504
Authors: 
Fu, Shihe
Liao, Yu
Zhang, Junfu
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9745
Abstract: 
This paper uses the 2011 China Household Finance Survey data to estimate the effect of change in housing value on homeowners' labor force participation. Using the average housing capital gains of other homes in the same community as an instrument for the housing capital gains of a given household, we find that a 100 thousand yuan increase in housing value leads to a 1.37 percentage point decrease in female homeowners' probability of participating in the labor force and a 1.49 percentage point increase in their probability of becoming housewives. We find little effect on men's labor force participation.
Subjects: 
labor supply
housing price
housing wealth effect
labor force participation
JEL: 
J21
J22
R20
R30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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