Recent Changes in the Labor Supply Behavior of Married Couples
Using the Current Population Survey, this paper analyzes the labor supply behavior of married couples using a simple life-cycle model. Estimates of the effect of wage changes and additional children on labor supply are provided for the beginning and end of a recent twenty-year period. The results suggest that the labor supply response of married men and women to wage changes and the presence of additional children have changed little over the period examined. These results are inconsistent with recent perceptions, and the findings from time use studies that imply a greater sharing of household production among married couples.
Volume (Year): 19 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
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