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Women`s transitions in the labour market: A competing risks analysis on German panel data

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  • Gianna Claudia Giannelli

    (Instituto di Economia e Finanza, Facolt di GiurisprudenzÂ, Universita di Firenze, Piazza Indipendenza 9, I-50129 Firenze, Italy)

This paper analyses the transitions between the three states of non-employment, part-time and full-time work of a sample of married women living in West Germany. The questions addressed concern the dynamics of women`s labour market transitions and the association of the probability of transition with household and individual characteristics. A non-parametric duration analysis shows that women have a similar attachment to full-time and part-time work in terms of survival, and that survival in non-employment is shorter than in the other two states. Estimates of a parametric discrete-time competing risks duration model show that wives of retired husbands go into full-time work, children under 3 years have a disincentive effect on part-time work and that part-time work is a state that German women prefer to stay in and not a first step to full-time employment, whereas foreign women living in West Germany prefer full-time jobs.

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Article provided by Springer & European Society for Population Economics in its journal Journal of Population Economics.

Volume (Year): 9 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 287-300

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:9:y:1996:i:3:p:287-300
Note: Received July 27, 1995 / Accepted June 18, 1996
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