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Labour market participation and mortgage related borrowing constraints

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  • Renata Bottazzi

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Bologna)

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This paper analyses the relationship between female labour market participation and mortgage commitments in life-cycle set up. In particular it examines whether a mortgage qualification constraint has any effect on female labour market participation. This is done by conditioning on the mortgage decision in a labour market participation equation for married women. Endogeneity of the mortgage variable is tested using house price data. Panel data from the British Household Panel Study is used in order to control for unobserved heterogeneity in participation.

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  • Renata Bottazzi, 2004. "Labour market participation and mortgage related borrowing constraints," IFS Working Papers W04/09, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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    Keywords

    Mortgages; labour market participation; women;
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    JEL classification:

    • J40 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - General
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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