Employment Dynamics of Married Women and the Role of Part-Time Work: Evidence from Korea
I examine employment dynamics of married women with a particular focus on the role of part-time work using panel data from South Korea. Using a dynamic multinomial logit model with random effects, I find that state dependence is overestimated when I ignore unobserved heterogeneity and the endogenous nature of initial states. The estimated results also indicate that a part-time work alternative substantially reduces the probability of being out of the labor market for mothers of young children and that the probability of moving into full-time employment is highest among all transition probabilities for part-time workers. Along with the finding that part-time workers are more likely to have been nonemployed than to have worked full-time in the previous year, these results suggest that part-time employment may act as a stepping stone toward full-time work for women who have been out of the labor market.
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