Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33262
Authors: 
Booth, Alison L.
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1884
Abstract: 
Taking into account inter-dependence within the family, we investigate the relationship between part-time work and happiness. We use panel data from the new Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey. Our analysis indicates that part-time women are more satisfied with working hours than full-time women. Partnered women's life satisfaction is increased if their partners work full-time. Male partners' life satisfaction is unaffected by their partners' market hours but is increased if they themselves are working full-time. This finding is consistent with the gender identity hypothesis of Akerlof and Kranton (2000).
Subjects: 
part-time work
happiness
gender identity
JEL: 
J22
I31
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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