Semi-parametric estimation of the effect of health on labour force participation of married women
AbstractThis paper uses the semi-parametric method for binary choice models developed by Wang and Zhou (1995) to estimate the effect of health on the labour force participation of married women using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1989 interviewing year). The semi-parametric method is particularly useful if empirical studies involve many explanatory variables and large sample sizes. The estimation results show that the health condition is a good predictor of participation. The results also demonstrate that the easy-to-compute semi-parametric method is practical for empirical studies. Furthermore, the empirical results suggest that both logit and probit estimators may underestimate the effect of wives' health conditions on their labour force participation.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.
Volume (Year): 29 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RAEC20
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Laura Romeu Gordo, 2006. "Effects of short- and long-term unemployment on health satisfaction: evidence from German data," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(20), pages 2335-2350.
- Anil Kumar, 2006. "Nonparametric conditional density estimation of labour force participation," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(13), pages 835-841.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.