Religious Norms and Labour Supply of Married Women in Sweden
Based on economic and behavioural theory, this paper analyses whether religious norms about female labour participation influence married women in Sweden in their decision to participate in the labour market. Using data from the LNU and a multinomial logit framework, the results show that married women who attach importance to a faith that is strict towards female labour participation tend to participate less in the labour market compared to married women without a strong conviction. Furthermore taking into account the family and individual specific background of the married woman, there is evidence that education, the age of the children, health, main responsibility for the household and the size of the city where the woman is living affect participation in the labour market.
Volume (Year): 20 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
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