The Labour Force Participation of Married Mothers: A Tale of International Catch-Up
AbstractWe explore the determinants of the relative probabilities of labour force participation for British and Spanish married (or cohabiting) mothers. We further decompose these probabilities and find a substantial cross-national gap in participation rates that can be predominantly explained by higher wages and greater child-care use in Britain. As the process of unification across Europe leads to common working conditions, we expect the size of this participation gap to fall dramatically.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School in its journal Australian Journal of Labour Economics.
Volume (Year): 6 (2003)
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Labor and Demographic Economics; Time Allocation; Work Behavior; Employment Determination and Creation Labor Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs (includes separations; hires; redundancy; job tenure; displaced workers);
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