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Intra-family distribution of paid-work time

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Molina, Jose Alberto; Garcia, Inmaculada; Montuenga, Victor Manuel

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Abstract This paper analyses the intra-family distribution of paid-work time in five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). To that end, we formulate a collective model which allows us to characterise the efficient labour supply decisions of each spouse. This two-equation model is then simultaneously estimated by using national panel data drawn from the European Community Household Panel-ECHP (1994-2001). Empirical results clearly show that, in all sample countries, the labour supply of wives is affected by own wages, household and own non-labour incomes and the number of children, whereas evidence for husbands differs across countries.
Classification National Economy
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages p. 589-601
Journal Applied Economics, 42 (2010) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840701704469
ISSN 1466-4283
Status Postprint; reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)