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The effect of the run-up in the stock market on labor supply

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  • Ing-Haw Cheng
  • Eric French

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This article presents estimates of the effect of the run-up in the stock market on labor supply. The authors find that, in the absence of a run-up in the stock market, aggregate labor force participation rates would have been about 1 percent higher than they are today.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (2000)
Issue (Month): Q IV ()
Pages: 48-65

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2000:i:qiv:p:48-65:n:v.25no.4

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Keywords: Labor supply ; Stock market;

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