Evaluating the pin money hypothesis: The relationship between women`s labour market activity, family income and poverty in Britain
In this paper we evaluate the hypothesis that the over-representation of women amongst the low paid is of little importance because women`s earnings account for only a small proportion of total family income. Data from the General Household Survey (GHS), together with attitudinal evidence from three cross-sectional data sources, indicate that women`s earnings are in fact an important and growing component of family income. The majority of the growth in the share of women`s earnings occurs as a result of changing family labour structures; women`s earnings are playing an increasingly important role in keeping their families out of poverty. JEL classification: J16; J31.
Volume (Year): 10 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Note:||Received April 9, 1996/Accepted August 22, 1996|
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