Labour Supply, Health and Caring - Evidence from the UK
AbstractThis paper investigates the impact of own-health,and that of others, on individual labour supply. We estimate a model of hours of caring and hours of work using a large micro dataset of UK households. We find that own ill health has a negative effect on wages for men but not women; being a carer has a negative effect on wages for women but not men; and that unobservables associated with caring are positively correlated with wages for men but not for women. We also find that own ill health has a strong negative effect on the labour supply of both men and women and a negative effect on their supply of caring. We also find that hours caring are responsive to wages for women.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 199928.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 19 Nov 1999
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Labour supply; health; disability;
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- Madden, D. & Walker, I., 1999. "Labour Supply, Health and Caring: Evidence from the UK," Papers 99/28, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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