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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 labormarket. Using LIS data for 15 countries, I propose and estimate a simple structural model oflabor supply that incorporates the main variables that influence the work decision for singlemothers. The results suggest that a large part of the cross country variation in theemployment rates of single mothers can be explained by their different demographiccharacteristics and by the variation in expected income in the in-work versus out-of-workstates. Women with higher expected earnings are more likely to work. Higher in-work benefitsencourage employment. Single mothers with higher income from other sources, includingchild support, are less likely to work. Even after demographic and income variables arecontrolled for, the country dummies remain significant. This indicates that other variables notexplicitly incorporated in the model, such as childcare arrangements or social and culturalbackgrounds, may also play a relevant role.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonn-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1097en_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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