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The labour supply behaviour of self-employed solo practice physicians

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  • James Thornton

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This paper investigates the empirical labour supply behaviour of self-employed solo practice physicians. The specification of the empirical labour supply equation is based on a model of constrained utility-maximizing behaviour that recognizes the physician makes work/leisure choices based on an endogenous shadow wage and faces a nonlinear budget constraint. The findings suggest that the typical self-employed solo practice male physician operates on the upward-sloping portion of the labour supply curve and is relatively unresponsive to changes in marginal hourly medical practice earnings and non-practice income.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 85-94

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Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:30:y:1998:i:1:p:85-94

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  1. Thomas F. Crossley & Jeremiah Hurley & Sung-Hee Jeon, 2006. "Physician Labour Supply in Canada: a Cohort Analysis," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 162, McMaster University.
  2. Sung-Hee Jeon & Jeremiah Hurley, 2010. "Physician Resource Planning in Canada: The Need for a Stronger Behavioural Foundation," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 36(3), pages 359-375, September.
  3. Ingrid Verheul & Martin Carree & Roy Thurik, 2009. "Allocation and productivity of time in new ventures of female and male entrepreneurs," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 33(3), pages 273-291, October.
  4. Weeks, William B. & Paraponaris, Alain & Ventelou, Bruno, 2013. "Sex-based differences in income and response to proposed financial incentives among general practitioners in France," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 113(1), pages 199-205.
  5. Sarma, Sisira & Devlin, Rose Anne & Belhadji, Bachir & Thind, Amardeep, 2010. "Does the way physicians are paid influence the way they practice? The case of Canadian family physicians' work activity," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 98(2-3), pages 203-217, December.

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