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Labour market participation and mortgage related borrowing constraints

  • Renata Bottazzi

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

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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Paper provided by Institute for Fiscal Studies in its series IFS Working Papers with number W04/09.

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Length: 28 pp
Date of creation: Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:04/09
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