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New Methods for Estimating Labor Supply Functions: A Survey

  • James J. Heckman
  • Thomas E. MaCurdy

This paper surveys new methods for estimatifg labor supply functions. A unified framework of analysis is presented. All recent models of labor supply are special cases of a general index function model developed for the analysis o dummy endogenous variables.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0858.

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Date of creation: Feb 1982
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Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:0858
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