Why are Well-educated Women not Full-timers?
AbstractA high proportion of well-educated women in Denmark chooses to work part-time or completely stay outside the labour market. We analyse this phenomenon in a discrete choice dynamic programming framework, taking the potentially endogenous effect of work experience on annual earnings into account. The main findings are that the disutility of full-time work increases with obtained work experience and education. Only the level of returns to these variables serves to outweigh this effect, and results in a high degree of persistence in the full-time participation pattern. Simulation reveals that the participation pattern is significantly affected by changing returns to skills.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 03-8.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2003
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Note: Published in Danish Journal of Economics, vol. 144(1), pp43-74, 2006
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High-educated women; labour force participation; disutility of work; discrete choice; dynamic programming;
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- NEP-ALL-2004-01-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2004-01-25 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-LAB-2004-01-25 (Labour Economics)
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