Benefits and the Labour Supply of Women Married to Unemployed Men
This paper seeks to explain the low labor force participation rates of women married to unemployed men in the reducing the net increment to household income that would result from the wife's employment. Simple probit models of the participation and part-time/full-time decisions are estimated using a large cross-sectional data set. The results confirm the importance of severe disincentive effects, controlling for labor market conditions. Income-related benefits are found to create worse problems than national insurance benefits; both types impede part-time work in particular. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.
If 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.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 100 (1990)
Issue (Month): 400 (Supplement,)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 2 Dean Trench Street, Westminster, SW1P 3HE|
Phone: +44 20 3137 6301
Web page: http://www.res.org.uk/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/asp/journal.asp?ref=0013-0133|