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Two decades of the complementary leisure effect in Spain

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  • Pérez, Carlos
  • Martín-Román, Ángel
  • Moral, Alfonso

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This work attempts to gauge the impact of the so-called complementary leisure effect (or shared leisure effect) on the increase in the labour force participation rates of older males who live with a partner observed in Spain since the mid-1990s. The principal novelty of the work is that the whole the period throughout which said phenomenon has been occurring (1995–2016) is taken into consideration. Another important point of attention related to this effect is that the current analysis spans the years covering the recent global economic and financial crisis (GFC) and those which immediately followed.

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  • Pérez, Carlos & Martín-Román, Ángel & Moral, Alfonso, 2020. "Two decades of the complementary leisure effect in Spain," The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Elsevier, vol. 15(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:joecag:v:15:y:2020:i:c:s2212828x19301033
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2019.100216
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    Keywords

    Economic crisis; Leisure complementarity; Non-linear decomposition; Family labour force participation; Old males; Spain;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions

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