Reexamining the Added Worker Effect
AbstractPanel data with a short recall period are used to examine the effect of a husband's loss of employment on his wife's entry into the labor force. A significant contemporaneous added worker effect is found, although as much as 75 percent of the added worker effect suggested by descriptive statistics is seen to reflect sample heterogeneity. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 35 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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